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Etymology of the English word psychedelic

the English word psychedelic
derived from the English word psyche
derived from the Latin word psyche
derived from the Greek word psuche, ψυχή (breath; spirit, abstractly or concretely)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *bhes-
derived from the Greek word deloo, δηλόω (to make plain (by words))

Date

The earliest known usage of psychedelic in English dates from the 20th century.

Derivations in English

psychedelia

Derivations in other languages

Italian psichedelico

Cognates

Dutch psychedelisch, French psychédélique, German psychedelisch, Norwegian psykedelisk, Swedish psykedelisk

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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