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ψυ_χή (ψυ?χω): properly, breath of life, life, soul, spirit; τὸν ἔλιπε ψυ_χή, of one falling in a faint, Il. 5.696; of life itself, ψυ_χῆς ὄλεθρος, Il. 22.325; περὶ ψυ_χῆς μάχεσθαι, Od. 22.245; of animals, Od. 14.426 ; ψυ_χα?ς ὀλέσαντες, Il. 13.763. Also of the disembodied spirits, souls of the departed in the nether world, ψυ_χὴ καὶ εἴδωλον, Il. 23.104, cf. Od. 24.14; opp. to the body or the man himself, Il. 1.3. For the supposed condition of the souls in Hades, see Od. 11.153, 232 ff., 476.