metempsychosis

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me‧tem‧psy‧cho‧sis[muh-tem-suh-koh-sis, -temp-, met-uhm-sahy-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
 
–noun, plural -ses [-seez] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation.
the transmigration of the soul, esp. the passage of the soul after death from a human or animal to some other human or animal body.

[Origin: 1580–90; < LL < Gk, equiv. to metempsȳchō-, var. s. of metempsȳchoûsthai to pass from one body into another (see met-, em-2, psycho-) + -sis -sis]

met‧em‧psy‧chic [met-uhm-sahy-kik] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation, me‧tem‧psy‧cho‧sic, me‧tem‧psy‧cho‧si‧cal, adjective
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me·tem·psy·cho·sis (m-tms-kss, mtm-s-)  Pronunciation Key  Audio pronunciation of "metempsychosis" [P]
n. pl. me·tem·psy·cho·ses (-sz)

Reincarnation.

[Late Latin metempschsis, from Greek metempskhsis, from metempskhousthai, to transmigrate  : meta-, meta- + empskhos, animate (en, in; see en-2 + pskh, soul; see bhes- in Indo-European Roots).]


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metempsychosis

n : after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human body [syn: rebirth]

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metempsychosis

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