metempsychosis


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me·tem·psy·cho·sis

 (mə-tĕm′sĭ-kō′sĭs, mĕt′əm-sī-)
n. pl. me·tem·psy·cho·ses (-sēz)
Reincarnation.

[Late Latin metempsȳchōsis, from Greek metempsūkhōsis, from metempsūkhousthai, to transmigrate : meta-, meta- + empsūkhos, animate (en, in; see en-2 + psūkhē, soul; see bhes- in Indo-European roots).]
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metempsychosis

(ˌmɛtəmsaɪˈkəʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
1. (Theology) the migration of a soul from one body to another
2. (Theology) the entering of a soul after death upon a new cycle of existence in a new body either of human or animal form
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek, from metempsukhousthai, from meta- + -em- in + psukhē soul]
ˌmetempsyˈchosist n
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me•tem•psy•cho•sis

(məˌtɛm səˈkoʊ sɪs, -ˌtɛmp-, ˌmɛt əm saɪ-)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
the transmigration of the soul, esp. the passage of the soul after death into the body of another being.
[1580–90; < Late Latin < Greek, =metempsȳchō-, variant s. of metempsȳchoûsthai to pass from one body into another (see met-, em-2, psycho-) + -sis -sis]
met•em•psy•chic (ˌmɛt əmˈsaɪ kɪk) me•tem`psy•cho′sic adj.
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metempsychosis

1. the passage of a soul from one body to another.
2. the rebirth of the soul at death in another body, either human or animal. Cf. creationism. — metempsychic, metempsychosic, metempsychosical, adj.
See also: Soul
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metempsychosis - after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human bodymetempsychosis - after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human body
phenomenon - any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
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Translations
Metempsychose
sielunvaellus
метемпсихоза

metempsychosis

[ˌmetəmsaɪˈkəʊsɪs] Nmetempsicosis f inv
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metempsychosis

n pl <metempsychoses> → Metempsychose f
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References in classic literature ?
A mere beast of the chase flying from hunters, he was still in his metempsychosis no other than the same Monseigneur, the preparation of whose chocolate for whose lips had once occupied three strong men besides the cook in question.
"That is metempsychosis," said Sonya, who had always learned well, and remembered everything.
O, Pythagoras' metempsychosis, were that true, This soul should fly from me, and I be chang'd Into some brutish beast!
Genius watches the monad through all his masks as he performs the metempsychosis of nature.
Both authors use metempsychosis and role change as dramatic
Likewise, in his Republic, Plato employs the Pythagorean doctrine of metempsychosis in the myth of Er, referring to the middle station between heaven and earth, where souls meet to choose their next lot.
Donne's Metempsychosis, a poem which follows a "deathless
Particularly troublesome for the narrator is the "kind of metempsychosis" that the original works undergo in the hands of writers who borrow without paying respect to a source's genres and styles.
Animal souls, metempsychosis, and theodicy in seventeenth-century English thought.
like sunya-bindu (zero-dots), because of the nullity of metempsychosis, scattered in the sky as if on the ink-blue skin rug of the Creator who reckoneth the sum total with a bit of the moon for chalk.
And the present-day realities have convinced Blundell that she is connected to Harambe in an eternal metempsychosis.
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