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Definition of the noun metempsychosis

What does metempsychosis mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: metempsychoses

  1. after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human body
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • synonym of metempsychosis: rebirth
    • more generic word: phenomenon = any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning

Alternative definition of the noun metempsychosis


  1. Transmigration of the soul, especially its reincarnation after death.


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Metempsychosis is a philosophical term in the Greek language referring to transmigration of the soul, especially its reincarnation after death. Generally, the term is only used within the context of Ancient Greek philosophy, but has also been used by modern philosophers such as Schopenhauer and Kurt Gödel; otherwise, the term "transmigration" is more appropriate. The word plays a prominent role in James Joyce's Ulysses, and is also associated with Nietzsche. Another term sometimes used synonymously is palingenesia.

  • also known as 輪迴

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Google previewThe Changed Life (2013)

by Henry Drummond

Metempsychosis is a fact. George Eliot's message to the world was ...

Google previewThe Routledge Handbook of Cultural Tourism (2013)

by Melanie Smith, Greg Richards

Concluding comments Metempsychosis is a concept that defines and characterises a specific kind of journey found in literary travel, broadcast schedules and cultural tourism, which had previously received little attention. The original paper ...

Google previewThe Henry Drummond Reader (2013)

by Henry Drummond

Metempsychosis is a fact. George Eliot's message to the world was ...

Google previewNarrative Dynamics in Ovid's Metamorphoses (2000)

by Stephen Michael Wheeler

Metempsychosis is a symptom of universal flux, cuncta fluunt (15.178), in which time is a ...

Google previewThe Philosophical Dictionary (1819)

With an Original Life of the Author and the Quotations by Voltaire

METAMORPHOSIS—METEMPSYCHOSIS. - Is it not very natural, that all the various metamorphosis with which the earth may be said to bs covered, should have led the orientals, whose imagination is so luxuriant, to imagine that our souls ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Druzes (2015)

by Samy Swayd

Reincarnation (Taqamus, Metempsychosis) Abu al-Husn, Sa'id. Hayah Wahidah La Takfi [One Life Is Not Enough]. Damascus: Dar 'Alaʼ al-Din, 1994. Abu Shaqra, Samir. “Hakadha Fahima Suqrat Falsafat al-Taqamus walTawhidˮ [This Is ...

Google previewThe Zincali; or, An account of the gypsies of Spain. With an original collection of their songs and poetry, and a dictionary of their language (1841)

by George Henry Borrow

METEMPSYCHOSIS. It is scarcely necessary to apologize for the insertion, in this place, of the following poem, which contains the creed of the Buddhists. In many portions of the present work, allusion has been made to the want of any fixed or ...

Google previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)

An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne

The accounts of Egyptian metempsychosis vary considerably: indeed such a doctrine was bound to ...

Google previewA Pocket Philosophical Dictionary (2011)

by Voltaire

METEMPSYCHOSIS. (MÉTAMORPHOSE,. MÉTEMPSYCOSE). Isn't it quite natural that all the metamorphoses by which the world is overwhelmed made the Orient, where everything is imagined, imagine that our souls pass from one body to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Reincarnation and Karma (2010)

by Norman C. McClelland

One of the weaknesses of this view is that if the church had gone to such effort to erase from the Bible compromising passages about reincarnation ( metempsychosis), why did they keep those that are so often used to prove the Bible taught ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

METEMPSYCHOSIS (Gr. penny/moan), or TRANSHIGRATION or run SOUL, the doctrine that at death the soul passes into another ...

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Scrabble value of M3E1T1E1M3P3S1Y4C3H4O1S1I1S1

The value of this 14-letter word is 28 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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