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Gender Feminine
Scripts Ψυχη(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. PSUY-KEH(Classical Greek)
SIE-kee(English)
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Meaning & History

Means "the soul", derived from Greek ψυχω (psycho) "to breathe". The Greeks thought that the breath was the soul. In Greek mythology Psyche was a beautiful maiden who was beloved by Eros (or Cupid in Roman mythology). She is the subject of Keats's poem 'Ode to Psyche' (1819).

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