an old Saxon word equivalent to soul or spirit

It is the translation of the Hebrew nephesh_ and the Greek _pneuma, both meaning “breath,” “life,” “spirit,” the “living principle” (Job 11:20; Jeremiah 15:9; Matthew 27:50; John 19:30).

The expression “to give up the ghost” means to die (Lam. 1:19; Genesis 25:17; 35:29; 49:33; Job 3:11).

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