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English

Etymology 1

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] psychē < Ancient Greek ψυχή "soul, breath"

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈsaɪki/ (noun)

Noun

Singular
psyche

Plural
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psyche ({{{1}}})
  1. The human soul, mind, or spirit.

Translations

Etymology 2

Shortened form of psychology < French psychologie < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] psychologia < Ancient Greek ψυχή (psuchē) "soul" and -λογία (-logia) "study of"

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈsaɪk/

Abbreviation

psyche

  1. psychology

Interjection

psyche

  1. Used abruptly after a sentence to indicate that the speaker is only joking.

Verb

Infinitive
to psyche

Third person singular
psych

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to psyche (third-person singular simple present psych, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To put (someone) into a required psychological frame of mind.
  2. (transitive) To intimidate (someone) emotionally using psychology.
  3. (transitive) (informal) To treat (someone) using psychoanalysis.

Latin

Etymology

Transliteration of Ancient Greek ψυχή "soul, breath"

Noun

psychē (genitive psychēs); f, first declension

  1. mind
  2. spirit

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative psychē psychae
genitive psychēs psychārum
dative psychae psychīs
accusative psychēn psychās
ablative psychē psychīs
vocative psychē psychae

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