Psychopomp \Psy"cho*pomp\, n. [Gr. ?; psychh` the soul + ? to send: cf. F. psychopompe.] (Myth.) A leader or guide of souls . --J. Fiske. [1913 Webster]

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  • psychopomp — 1863, from Gk. psykhopompos spirit guide, a term applied to Charon, Hermes Trismegistos, Apollo; from psykhe (see PSYCHE (Cf. psyche)) + pompos guide, conductor …   Etymology dictionary

  • Psychopomp — This article is about the psychopomp in religion, mythology and psychology. For the song, see Psychopomp (song). Relief from a carved funerary lekythos at Athens: Hermes as psychopomp conducts the deceased, Myrrhine, to Hades, ca 430 420 BCE… …   Wikipedia

  • Psychopomp — Relief von lekythos in Athen: Hermes begleitet Myrrhine auf dem Weg zu Hades Das Wort Psychopompos (Plural Psychopompoi) oder eingedeutscht der Psychopomp kommt vom griechischen ψυχοπομπóς (männlich; altgriechische Aussprache in etwa …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • psychopomp — noun a conductor of souls to the afterworld (Freq. 1) Hermes was their psychopomp • Hypernyms: ↑imaginary being, ↑imaginary creature …   Useful english dictionary

  • psychopomp — /suy koh pomp /, n. a person who conducts spirits or souls to the other world, as Hermes or Charon. [1860 65; < Gk psychopompós conductor of souls. See PSYCHO , POMP] * * * …   Universalium

  • psychopomp — noun One who assists the souls of the dead to the afterlife …   Wiktionary

  • psychopomp — [ sʌɪkə(ʊ)pɒmp] (also psychopompos) noun (in Greek mythology) a guide of souls to the place of the dead. ↘the spiritual guide of a living person s soul. Origin from Gk psukhopompos, from psukhē soul + pompos conductor …   English new terms dictionary

  • psychopomp — psy·cho·pomp …   English syllables

  • psychopomp — 1. One who leads the spirits of the dead to their final rest 2. A spiritual advisor to the living …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • psychopomp — /ˈsaɪkoʊpɒmp/ (say suykohpomp) noun (in many religions and mythologies) a person, deity, or other entity who conducts spirits or souls to the other world, as, in Greek mythology, Hermes or Charon. {psycho + Greek pompos conductor} …   Australian English dictionary

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