transmigration

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n transmigration the passing of a soul into another body after death
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Transmigration The act of passing from one country to another; migration.
    • Transmigration The passing of the soul at death into another mortal body; metempsychosis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n transmigration The act of transmigrating; passage from one place, state, or form into another.
    • n transmigration Specifically— In physiology, the passage of cells through a membrane or the wall of a vessel: as, the transmigration of the white blood-corpuscles from the capillaries into the surrounding tissues in commencing inflammation.
    • n transmigration The supposed passing of the soul into another body after death; metempsychosis; reincarnation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Transmigration the act of removing to another country: the passing into another state: the passage of the soul after death into another body
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. transmigration, L. transmigratio,

Usage

In literature:

It was here he imbibed his doctrine of the metempsychosis, or transmigration of souls.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
He held, of course, the doctrines of Pythagoras, and believed in the transmigration of souls.
"The Evil Eye; Or, The Black Spector The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
They admitted another life, but through certain very confused transmigrations.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXI, 1624" by Various
In life's next scene, if transmigration be, Some bear, or lion, is reserved for thee.
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume 5 (of 18)" by John Dryden
Even the widely separated southern and northern groups had intercourse and some transmigration.
"England in America, 1580-1652" by Lyon Gardiner Tyler
There is in reality no transmigrating soul different from the Lord.
"The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya"
It is Prakriti, which has many bodily forms, which is bound, liberated and transmigrates.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
I am deeply interested just now In the Japanese conception of the transmigration of souls.
"Bob Hampton of Placer" by Randall Parrish
But these souls pass from one body into another; this is the transmigration of souls.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
Is it a remnant of the doctrine of transmigration?
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
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In poetry:

Great Omar, here to-night we drain a bowl
Unto thy long-since transmigrated soul,
Ours all unworthy in thy place to sit,
Ours still to read in life's enchanted scroll.
"Omar Khayyam" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

John Adams ' "Transmigration" succeeds as 9/11 eulogy.
John Adams' " Transmigration " succeeds as 9/11 eulogy.
Transmigration and Several Critic's Picks.
John Adams' "Transmigration" succeeds as 9/11 eulogy .
Indonesia's Manpower and Transmigration Ministry has issued a controversial decree which will restrict the use of contract workers through an outsourcing scheme.
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