psychopomp

noun

psy·​cho·​pomp
ˈsīkōˌpämp
variants or psychopompos
ˌ⸗⸗ˈpämpəs,
-mˌpäs
plural psychopomps
ˈ⸗⸗ˌpämps
or psychopompoi
ˌ⸗⸗ˈpämˌpȯi
: a conductor of souls to the afterworld

Word History

Etymology

Greek psychopompos, from psych- + pompos conductor, from pempein to send, conduct

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“Psychopomp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychopomp. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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