psyche

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin psychē, from Ancient Greek ψυχή (psukhḗ, soul, breath)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

psyche (plural psyches)

  1. The human soul, mind, or spirit.
  2. (chiefly psychology) The human mind as the central force in thought, emotion, and behavior of an individual.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened form of psychology, from French psychologie, from Latin psychologia, from Ancient Greek ψυχή (psukhḗ, soul) and -λογία (-logía, study of)

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

psyche

  1. psychology

Interjection[edit]

psyche

  1. Used abruptly after a sentence to indicate that the speaker is only joking.

Verb[edit]

psyche (third-person singular simple present psyches, present participle psyching, simple past and past participle psyched)

  1. (transitive) To put (someone) into a required psychological frame of mind.
  2. (transitive) To intimidate (someone) emotionally using psychology.
  3. (transitive, informal) To treat (someone) using psychoanalysis.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: psy‧che

Noun[edit]

psyche f (plural psyches)

  1. psyche, soul, spirit

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Transliteration of Ancient Greek ψυχή (psukhḗ, soul, breath)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

psychē f (genitive psychēs); first declension

  1. mind
  2. spirit

Inflection[edit]

First declension, Greek type.

Number Singular Plural
nominative psychē psychae
genitive psychēs psychārum
dative psychae psychīs
accusative psychēn psychās
ablative psychē psychīs
vocative psychē psychae