Pronunciation Noun

psyche (plural psyches)

  1. The human soul, mind, or spirit.
  2. (chiefly psychology) The human mind as the central force in thought, emotion, and behavior of an individual.
  3. A small white butterfly, Leptosia nina, family Pieridae, of Asia and Australasia.
Translations Pronunciation Noun

psyche (uncountable)

  1. Abbreviation of psychology#English|psychology.
  1. (colloquial) Used abruptly after a sentence to indicate that the speaker is only joking.

psyche (psyches, present participle psyching; past and past participle psyched)

  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.

Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) The personification of the soul. Originally a mortal princess who later married Eros/Cupid, (the god of love), was deified, and bore him a daughter, Hedone/Voluptas.
  2. 16 Psyche, a main belt asteroid
Translations Translations
  • Russian: Психе́я

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