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English noun: psyche

1. psyche (cognition) that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason

SamplesHis mind wandered.
I couldn't get his words out of my head.

Synonymsbrain, head, mind, nous

Broader (hypernym)cognition, knowledge, noesis

Narrower (hyponym)ego, noddle, subconscious, subconscious mind, tabula rasa, unconscious, unconscious mind

2. psyche (person) the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life


Broader (hypernym)spirit

Narrower (hyponym)ghost

3. Psyche (person) (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

Instance hypernymmythical being

Domain categoryGreek mythology

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