- the act of transmigrating.
- the passage of a soul after death into another body; metempsychosis.
Origin of transmigration
Examples from the Web for transmigration
Like the Buddhists, the Hindus believe in the transmigration of souls.From Pole to Pole
Sven Anders Hedin
During his transmigration he had been briefed for the trouble on Deneb IV.A Place in the Sun
He believed in the transmigration of souls, and the indestructibility of matter.Meditations
Had he died on the same day,” you said, “one might have supposed a transmigration.Practical English Composition: Book II.
Edwin L. Miller
It is not that she has been a hypocrite,—it is that she is a transmigration.My Novel, Complete
Word Origin and History for transmigration
c.1300, from Late Latin transmigrationem (nominative transmigratio) "change of country," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin transmigrare "to wander, to migrate," from trans- "over" (see trans-) + migrare "to migrate" (see migration). Originally literal, in reference to the removal of the Jews into the Babylonian captivity; general sense of "passage from one place to another" is attested from late 14c.; sense of "passage of the soul after death into another body" first recorded 1590s.
- Movement from one site to another, which may entail the crossing of some usually limiting membrane or barrier, as in diapedesis.