thanatotic


thanatotic

noun

  1. an ancient Greek personification of death.
  2. Psychoanalysis. (usually lowercase) the death instinct, especially as expressed in violent aggression.

noun

  1. the Greek personification of death: son of Nyx, goddess of nightRoman counterpart: Mors
  2. the name chosen by Freud to represent a universal death instinctCompare Eros (def. 2)

n.“death instinct,” 1935, in Freudian psychology, from Greek thanatos (see thanatology). n.

  1. death instinct

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