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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

An ancient Greek word meaning soul or mind, it often refers to the mental as opposed to the physical aspects of an individual....

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Philosophy
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98 words

In ancient philosophy the psyche is the animator of each animated (living) or ‘ensouled’ thing (empsukhon). Plato uses ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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647 words

The Greek word psyche, from which our terms ‘the psyche’ and ‘ psychology’ derive, is generally ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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19 words

In Greek mythology, a beautiful mortal woman loved by Eros. She was also the personification of the soul. ...

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Jan N. Bremmer

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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is the Greek term for ‘*soul’, but modern concepts like psychology or psychiatry wrongly suggest that the Greeks viewed the soul in the modern way. In our oldest source, Homer, we still ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

in 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 ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

the human soul, mind, or spirit. The word comes (in the mid 17th century) via Latin from Greek psukhē ‘breath, life, soul’....

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