sawol

Old EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *saiwalō. Cognate with Old Frisian sēla (West Frisian siel), Old Saxon sēola (Low German Seel), Old Dutch sēla (Dutch ziel), Old High German sēla (German Seele), Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌹𐍅𐌰𐌻𐌰 (saiwala). Further etymology uncertain, though the word corresponds formally with Greek 'αιολος (aiolos)' quick-moving, Albanian gjallë (alive) and Russian сила (sila, strength).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sāwol f (nominative plural sāwla)

  1. soul
  2. the intellectual or immortal principle in man

DescendantsEdit

Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 09:10