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psico- (Prefix) "mind," "mental state"
Taken from Ancient Greek ψῡχή ‎(psykhé) "mind," "soul," popularly used in compounds starting in the 18th cent. From ψῡ́χειν (psykhein) "to breathe," "to blow." Of unknown origin. The original meaning of ψῡ́χειν was probably "to cool (by blowing air)."
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