psychic

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ψυχικός (psukhikós, relative to the soul, spirit, mind). Earlier referred to as "psychical"; or from Ancient Greek ψυχή (psukhḗ, soul, mind, psyche). First appeared (as substantive) 1871 and first records 1895.[1]

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psychic (plural psychics)

  1. A person who possesses, or appears to possess, extra-sensory abilities such as precognition, clairvoyance and telepathy, or who appears to be susceptible to paranormal or supernatural influence.
  2. A person who supposedly contacts the dead. A medium.
  3. (Gnosticism) In gnostic theologian Valentinus' triadic grouping of man the second type; a person focused on intellectual reality (the other two being hylic and pneumatic).

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  1. ^ psychic” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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psychic (comparative more psychic, superlative most psychic)

  1. Relating to the abilities of a psychic.
    You must be psychic - I was just about to say that.
    She is a psychic person - she hears messages from beyond.

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