Meaning of psyche

psyche

Pronunciation: (sīk), [key]
— psyched, psych•ing.
  1. psych.

Psy•che

Pronunciation: (sī'kē), [key]
— n.
  1. a personification of the soul, which in the form of a beautiful girl was loved by Eros.
  2. (l.c.) the human soul, spirit, or mind.
  3. (l.c.)Psychoanal. the mental or psychological structure of a person, esp. as a motive force.
  4. the second emanation of the One, regarded as a universal consciousness and as the animating principle of the world.
  5. a female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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