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psyche1

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪki
 
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noun

The human soul, mind, or spirit: I will never really fathom the female psyche
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  • The mind, the psyche, the soul, the spirit - call it what you will - also has to be returned to some sort of equilibrium.
  • What did Charles Darwin have to say about crying because he certainly gave some attention to the emotional makeup of the human psyche?
  • One profession deals with the conundrums of the human psyche through talking therapies like psychoanalysis or cognitive behavioural therapy.
Synonyms
soul, spirit, (inner) self, innermost self, (inner) ego, true being, essential nature, life force, vital force, inner man/woman, persona, identity, personality, individuality, make-up, subconscious, mind, intellect
technical anima, pneuma
Ancient Egypt ka;
Hinduism atman

Origin

mid 17th century: via Latin from Greek psukhē 'breath, life, soul'.

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psyche2

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Pronunciation: /sʌɪk
 
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verb, noun, & adjective

Variant spelling of psych.

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Psyche3

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪki
 
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Greek Mythology
A Hellenistic personification of the soul as female, or sometimes as a butterfly. The allegory of Psyche’s love for Cupid is told in The Golden Ass by Apuleius.

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