Word Origins – Oh How They Have Changed

Mankind has done its best to eliminate the ‘soul’ & its understanding.

Psychiatry (n.) 1846, from French psychiatrie, Medieval Latin psychiatria, literally “a healing of the soul,” form of Greek psykhe- “mind”

Psychology (n.)1650s, “study of the soul,” from Modern Latin psychologia, probably coined mid-16c. Greek psykhe- “breath, spirit, soul”

Demon (n.) c.1200, Latin daemon “spirit,” Greek daimon “deity, divine power; lesser god; guiding spirit, “one’s genius, lot, or fortune;”

Genius (n.) late 14c., “tutelary god (classical or pagan),” from Latin genius “guardian deity or spirit which watches over each person from birth; spirit, incarnation, wit, talent;” also “prophetic skill,” originally “generative power,” from root of gignere “beget, produce”

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