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psychopomp

[ sahy-koh-pomp ]
/ ˈsaɪ koʊˌpɒmp /
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noun

a person who conducts spirits or souls to the other world, as Hermes or Charon.

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Origin of psychopomp

First recorded in 1860–65, psychopomp is from the Greek word psȳchopompós conductor of souls. See psycho-, pomp
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