from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The spirit or soul.
- n. Psychiatry The mind functioning as the center of thought, emotion, and behavior and consciously or unconsciously adjusting or mediating the body's responses to the social and physical environment.
- v. Variant of psych.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The human soul, mind, or spirit.
- n. The human mind as the central force in thought, emotion, and behavior of an individual.
- abbr. psychology
- interj. Used abruptly after a sentence to indicate that the speaker is only joking.
- v. To put (someone) into a required psychological frame of mind.
- v. To intimidate (someone) emotionally using psychology.
- v. To treat (someone) using psychoanalysis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A lovely maiden, daughter of a king and mistress of Eros, or Cupid. She is regarded as the personification of the soul.
- n. The soul; the vital principle; the mind.
- n. A cheval glass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In classical mythology, the personified and deified soul or spirit, the beloved of Eros, by whom she was alternately caressed and tormented.
- n. [lowercase] The human soul or spirit or mind.
- n. The 16th planetoid, discovered by De Gasparis at Naples in 1852.
- n. In zoology: In entomology, a genus of bombycid moths, erected by Schrank in 1801 (after Linnæus, 1735), and typical of the family Psychidæ.
- n. In conchology, a genus of gymnosomatous pteropods of the family Eurybiidæ. Also called Halopsyche.
- n. [lowercase] In anatomy, the cerebrospinal nervous system: in Haeckel's vocabulary applied to the brain and spinal cord as the physiological center of the nervous system, in the activities of which he supposed the soul or spirit to subsist.
- n. [lowercase] A large mirror, in which the whole person can be seen, usually hung on pivots at the sides, the whole being supported in a movable frame.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
- n. the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
- n. (Greek mythology) a beautiful princess loved by Cupid who visited her at night and told her she must not try to see him; became the personification of the soul
In the context of the soul or the child we are discussing in this book, we might see these standards not only in psychological or moral terms but also in spiritual terms, as the word psyche originally implied.
It is necessary to leave the term psyche untranslated initially, since it cannot be accurately rendered by a single English word such as
There is the suggestion inherent in the word psyche that great respect, care and consideration should be rendered in this technique.
The term psyche can be used just as efficiently and things can be considered psychological rather than spiritual.
Maybe deep in my psyche is an event or an emotion that correlates to my first turquoise introduction.
In this German context, he argues that the psyche is a forum not just for constructing new languages of mind, but also new justifications of individuality: the psyche is considered to be the inner seat of selfhood.
From this perspective, the turn to an ontology of the psyche is the philosophical move that retains the space for metaphysical enchantment in an age of disenchantment.
You, of course, may already know this, but I wasn't paying attention in class that day, so I can't believe I got this far along in life without knowing that the Greek word psyche meant butterfly.
I'm interested in what makes people tick and what better doorway into the psyche is there than the archetypes most resonant in one's culture.
Psi is also the first letter of the Greek word psyche, meaning soul or mind.
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