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to make psyches, souls

Usage notes

This is the Ancient Greek concept of the ‘metaphysic shadow’, the immortal part of a human and possibly other animals. It differs from our monotheistic soul in that it is not the human’s essence; the Greeks didn’t identify with their psyches but with their bodies. The Iliad’s lines 3 and 4 may clarify this viewpoint:
  πολλὰς δ’ ἰφθίμους ψυχὰς Ἄϊδι προΐαψεν
  ἡρώων, αὐτοὺς δὲ ἑλώρια τεῦχε κύνεσσιν
‘[Achilles’s wrath] hurled many valiant psyches of heroes down to Hades, and made themselves a prey to dogs …’

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NLem psUx‑a
LMLem psUx‑yr
Koi ψῡχ‑ή, nominalisation of
  Koi ψῡ́χ‑ω ‘blow’
SHell *psū́kh‑ō, of uncertain origin