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Metempsychosis

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Metempsychósis. n.s. [μετεμψύχωσις. The transmigration of souls from body to body.

From the opinion of metempsychosis, or transmigration of the souls of men into the bodies of beasts, most suitable unto their human condition, after his death Orpheus the musician became a swan. Brown's Vulgar Errours, b. iii.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204)

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