Thymos; 1 Definition(s)


Thymos means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

The Greek thymos, the soul, comes from thyein, to rush, to move violently, the Sanskrit dhu, to shake. From dhu, we have in Sanskrit, dhûli, dust, which comes from the same root, and dhûma,’ smoke, the Latin fumus. In Greek the same root supplied thyella, storm-wind, and thymos, the soul, as the seat of the passions. Plato guesses correctly when he says (Crat. p. ?19) that thymós, soul, is so called.

(Source): The mythology of the Aryan nations: The relation of mythology to language

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