sawol

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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).

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NounEdit

sāwol f ‎(nominative plural sāwla)

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

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