My goal is pretty much simple nonetheless challenging; I'm going to try and find as many English words as possible that are Greek. Challenge accepted. And trust me, there's a lot of them.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

P - Psychology, Psychopathy, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis.

Every word with two compounds, the first being Psycho-, is Greek and means something that has to do with the soul. Some examples:

Psychology. From Ancient Greek ψυχή, psukhē, soul + -logia, study of something.

Psychopathy. From Ancient Greek ψυχήpsukhē, soulπάθος, pathos, suffering.

Psychotherapy. From Ancient Greek ψυχή, psukhē, soul + θεραπεία, therapia, service, medical treatment, from θεραπεύω, therapeuō, I serve, treat medically.

Psychoanalysis. From Ancient Greek ψυχή, psukhē, soul + ἀνάλυσις, analisis, from ἀναλύω, analiō, I unravel, investigate.

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