mətemsəkōsəs, reincarnation, late latin from greek

roots: greek/meta/between, latin/em/in, greek/psyche/soul

opposite: metensomatosis, using greek/soma/body


2 thoughts on “metempsychosis

    • I think that metempsychosis and metensomatosis are both types of reincarnation. My understanding is that metempsychosis is basically the soul emigrating away [from a body]; metensomatosis is [the soul] immigrating into a body. Metem- and meten- both connote “between movement”, and -osis a “process”; the only difference is “psyche” soul and “soma” body. So, the etymology would mostly confirm that. But I’m definitely not a philosopher, so my explanation probably isn’t very accurate.


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