What does psyche mean?

Definitions for psyche
ˈsaɪ kipsy·che

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mind, head, brain, psyche, nousnoun

    that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason

    "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head"

  2. soul, psychenoun

    the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life

  3. Psychenoun

    (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


  1. Psychenoun

    a girl loved by Cupid (or Eros), and who later became a goddess.

    Etymology: Shortened form of psychology, from psychologie, from psychologia, from and

  2. Psychenoun

    In late Greek art and literature, a goddess who is the personification of the soul; she is primarily known for her role in the story of Cupid and Psyche, best attested in Apuleius' novel The Golden Ass

    Etymology: Shortened form of psychology, from psychologie, from psychologia, from and

  3. Psychenoun

    16 Psyche, an asteroid

    Etymology: Shortened form of psychology, from psychologie, from psychologia, from and

  4. Psychenoun

    Psychidae, or bagworms, a family of Lepidoptera

    Etymology: Shortened form of psychology, from psychologie, from psychologia, from and

Webster Dictionary

  1. Psychenoun

    a lovely maiden, daughter of a king and mistress of Eros, or Cupid. She is regarded as the personification of the soul

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. PSychh` Psyche, fr. psychh` the soul.]

  2. Psychenoun

    the soul; the vital principle; the mind

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. PSychh` Psyche, fr. psychh` the soul.]

  3. Psychenoun

    a cheval glass

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. PSychh` Psyche, fr. psychh` the soul.]


  1. Psyche

    Psyche are a Canadian dark synthpop band, now based in Germany. They are centered on singer Darrin Huss, who has been the only constant member, with various line-ups including his brother Stephen Huss, later followed by David Kristian, Per-Anders Kurenbach, and Remi Szyszka, all recording albums with Darrin under the name Psyche. Their best known songs to date are "Brain Collapses", "Unveiling the Secret", "Eternal", "Misery", "Tears", "Sanctuary", "Gods and Monsters", "15 Minutes", and a remake of the famous Q Lazzarus song "Goodbye Horses" made popular by the movie The Silence of the Lambs; as well as their cover version of Soft Cell's "Sex Dwarf".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Psyche

    in the later Greek mythology the youngest of three daughters of a king, and of such beauty as to eclipse the attractions and awake the jealousy of Venus, the goddess of beauty, who in consequence sent Cupid, her son, to inspire her with love for a hideous monster, and so compass her ruin. Cupid, fascinated with her himself, spirited her away to a palace furnished with every delight, but instead of delivering her over to the monster, visited her himself at night as her husband, and left her before daybreak in the morning, because she must on no account know who he was. Here her sisters came to see her, and in their jealousy persuaded her to assure herself that it was not a monster that she slept with, so that she lit a lamp the next night to discover, when a drop of oil from it fell on his shoulder as he lay asleep beside her, upon which he at a bound started up and vanished out of sight. She thereupon gave way to a long wail of lamentation and set off a-wandering over the wide world in search of her lost love, till she came to the palace of Venus, her arch-enemy, who seized on her person and made her her slave, subjecting her to a series of services, all of which she accomplished to the letter, so that Venus was obliged to relent and consent that, in the presence of all the gods of Olympus, Cupid and she should be united in immortal wedlock. It is the story of the trials of the soul to achieve immortality. See "Stories from the Greek Mythology," by the Editor.

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  1. Psyche

    (Psy′che). The wife of Cupid. The name is Greek, signifying the soul or spirit.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of psyche in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of psyche in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of psyche in a Sentence

  1. Steve Barrow:

    The significance of any Greek default at this juncture is that the negative psyche that results will mix with the trepidation that's already out there over the global financial cycle, hence, we'd see default as a pretty traumatic event for the markets, even if many seem to doubt this right now.

  2. Jodie Fassi:

    When you go from making $80,000 a year to zero and not being able to take care of your family ... it affects your psyche quite a bit.

  3. Leatrice Eiseman:

    How we see colors in nature has such an important effect on the human psyche, and we know that from the beginning of time, black is the color of night, and it's the color that could hide any nefarious deeds that might be perpetrated under the cover of darkness.

  4. Rohit Arora:

    We think a break of these levels ... has the ability to affect market psyche.

  5. Will Smith:

    I feel like most kids like me end up going down a spiral of depression, and the world is sitting there looking at them through their phones, laughing and making jokes and making memes at the crippling effect that this lifestyle has on the psyche.

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