One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Lord (b. 1563), clergyman and ethnographer. From post-classical Latin metensomatosis (early 3rd cent. in Tertullian) from Hellenistic Greek μετενσωμάτωσις (in Clement of Alexandria) from μετα- + ἐνσωμάτωσις (from ancient Greek ἐν in + σωματ-, σῶμα body + -ωσις).
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