psychopomp

noun
psy·​cho·​pomp | \ ˈsīkōˌpämp \
variants: or psychopompos \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈpämpəs , -​mˌpäs \
plural psychopomps\ ˈ⸗⸗ˌpämps \ or psychopompoi\ ˌ⸗⸗ˈpämˌpȯi \

Definition of psychopomp

: a conductor of souls to the afterworld

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History and Etymology for psychopomp

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 9 Dec. 2021.

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