noun, plural me·tem·psy·cho·ses [muh-tem-suh-koh-seez, -temp-, met-uh m-sahy-] /məˌtɛm səˈkoʊ siz, -ˌtɛmp-, ˌmɛt əm saɪ-/.
- metchnikoff, élie,
- meteor shower
Origin of metempsychosis
Examples from the Web for metempsychosis
The doctrine of metempsychosis is not found here, except perhaps in germ.History of Religion|Allan Menzies
In his times, moreover, the doctrine of metempsychosis was getting more and more popular.The Development of Metaphysics in Persia|Muhammad Iqbal
There must be some truth in the Pythagorean doctrine, and I am labouring under a Metempsychosis.Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 2|Various
The idea of metempsychosis was very much in vogue at this epoch.
They go so far as to say that the sacred authors were informed of the Metempsychosis, as the author of the Book of Wisdom, chap.The Phantom World|Augustin Calmet
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
Word Origin for metempsychosis
1580s, "passing of the soul at death into another body," from Late Latin metempsychosis, from Greek metempsychosis, from meta "change" (see meta-) + empsykhoun "to put a soul into," from en "in" + psyche "soul" (see psyche). Pythagorean word for transmigration of souls at death. Related: Metempsychose (v.), 1590s.