metempsychosis


me·tem·psy·cho·sis

noun \mə-ˌtem(p)-si-ˈkō-səs, ˌme-təm-ˌsī-\

Definition of METEMPSYCHOSIS

:  the passing of the soul at death into another body either human or animal

Origin of METEMPSYCHOSIS

Late Latin, from Greek metempsychōsis, from metempsychousthai to undergo metempsychosis, from meta- + empsychos animate, from en- + psychē soul — more at psych-
First Known Use: 1591

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith

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