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Daemon
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somatic

(adjective) Affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit.

Synonyms: corporeal, bodily

Usage: Though anxiety attacks are psychological in nature, they have numerous somatic effects, including palpitations, shortness of breath, and dizziness.
Mehrdad77
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somato-
before vowels somat-, word-forming element meaning "the body of an organism," from combining form of Greek sōma (genitive sōmatos) "the body, a human body dead or living, body as opposed to spirit; material substance; mass; a person, human being; the whole body or mass of anything," a word of uncertain origin. Perhaps originally "compactness, swelling," and from PIE root *teue- "to swell."
Mehrdad77
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Somatic is a fancy word that just means dealing with the body. You may be tired of hearing your great-grandfather's somatic complaints, but give him a break - his body has been working for 80 years!
Mehrdad77
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Soma means body in Latin, so somatic means of the body and is most often used in connection with one's health. You may be more familiar with the related word, psychosomatic, which describes a physical condition or illness caused by the mind rather than a virus or a sprain. If you don't want to go to school so much that you begin to feel sick, that is psychosomatic. But sometimes, your somatic symptoms mean you really do have a cold!
thar
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Etymology
From French somatique, from Ancient Greek σωματικός (sōmatikós, “bodily”), from σῶμα (sôma, “body”).

Not a source word commonly used in English, because there are already the common word
body
From Middle English bodi, bodiȝ, from Old English bodiġ, bodeġ (“body, trunk, chest, torso, height, stature”),


and the medical and literary terms from the Latin and French
corpse, corporeal, corpus, corps etc
From Latin corpus (“body”);


Best-known usage would probably be in psychosomatic. Disease of the body caused what is going on in your head.
From the tradition of using Greek in science and psychology, rather than the Latin which is used for medicine.

Adjective
psychosomatic (comparative more psychosomatic, superlative most psychosomatic)

(now rare) Pertaining to both the mind and the body.
(medicine, psychology) Pertaining to physical diseases, symptoms etc. which have mental causes.



Emel Rapchan
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