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Soul
See also: Soul, soûl, Söul, and S?ul

English

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Etymology 1

From Middle English soule, sowle, saule, sawle, from Old English s?wol ("soul, life, spirit, being"), from Proto-Germanic *saiwal? ("soul"). Cognate with Scots saul, soul ("soul"), North Frisian siel, sial ("soul"), Saterland Frisian Seele ("soul"), West Frisian siel ("soul"), Dutch ziel ("soul"), German Seele ("soul") Scandinavian homonyms seem to have been borrowed from Old Saxon *siala. Modern Danish sjæl, Swedish själ, Norwegian sjel. Icelandic sál may have come from Old English s?wol.

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Pronunciation

Noun

soul (countable and uncountable, plural souls)

  1. (religion, folklore) The spirit or essence of a person usually thought to consist of one's thoughts and personality. Often believed to live on after the person's death.
    • 1836, Hans Christian Andersen (translated into English by Mrs. H. B. Paull in 1872), The Little Mermaid
      "Among the daughters of the air," answered one of them. "A mermaid has not an immortal soul, nor can she obtain one unless she wins the love of a human being. On the power of another hangs her eternal destiny. But the daughters of the air, although they do not possess an immortal soul, can, by their good deeds, procure one for themselves.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Celebrity:
      No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or [...] . And at last I began to realize in my harassed soul that all elusion was futile, and to take such holidays as I could get, when he was off with a girl, in a spirit of thankfulness.
    • 2015 September 15, Toby Fox, Undertale (video game), Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X:
      Flowey: See that heart? That is your SOUL, the very culmination of your being!
  2. The spirit or essence of anything.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      From another point of view, it was a place without a soul. The well-to-do had hearts of stone; the rich were brutally bumptious; the Press, the Municipality, all the public men, were ridiculously, vaingloriously self-satisfied.
  3. Life, energy, vigor.
    • Young
      That he wants algebra he must confess; / But not a soul to give our arms success.
  4. (music) Soul music.
  5. A person, especially as one among many.
    • D. H. Lawrence
      I want to gather together about twenty souls and sail away from this world of war and squalor and found a little colony where there shall be no money but a sort of communism as far as necessaries of life go, and some real decency.
  6. An individual life.
    Fifty souls were lost when the ship sank.
  7. (mathematics) A kind of submanifold involved in the soul theorem of Riemannian geometry.

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Verb

soul (third-person singular simple present souls, present participle souling, simple past and past participle souled)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To endow with a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
  2. To beg on All Soul's Day.
    • 1981, Geoffrey Scard, Squire and tenant: life in rural Cheshire, 1760-1900, page 93:
      All Souls' Day was celebrated by souling, a custom going back to pre-Reformation days: soul cakers and mummers toured the village begging for a soul cake -- a plain, round, flat cake seasoned with spices.

Derived terms

Etymology 2

Borrowed from French souler ("to satiate").

Verb

soul (third-person singular simple present souls, present participle souling, simple past and past participle souled)

  1. (obsolete) To afford suitable sustenance.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Warner to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for soul in
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Anagrams


Czech

Noun

soul m

  1. soul (music style)

Further reading

  • soul in Kartotéka Novo?eského lexikálního archivu

Finnish

Etymology

Borrowed from English soul.

Noun

soul

  1. soul music

Declension

Inflection of soul (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative soul
genitive soulin
partitive soulia
illative souliin
singular plural
nominative soul
accusative nom. soul
gen. soulin
genitive soulin
partitive soulia
inessive soulissa
elative soulista
illative souliin
adessive soulilla
ablative soulilta
allative soulille
essive soulina
translative souliksi
instructive
abessive soulitta
comitative

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French

Alternative forms

Etymology 1

From Latin satullus, diminutive of satur.

Pronunciation

Adjective

soul (feminine singular soule, masculine plural souls, feminine plural soules)

  1. drunk
Synonyms
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English soul.

Pronunciation

Noun

soul f (uncountable)

  1. soul, soul music

Further reading


Hungarian

Etymology

Borrowed from English soul.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): ['so:l]
  • Hyphenation: soul

Noun

soul (plural soulok)

  1. (music) soul music

Declension

Possessive forms of soul
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. soulom souljaim
2nd person sing. soulod souljaid
3rd person sing. soulja souljai
1st person plural soulunk souljaink
2nd person plural soulotok souljaitok
3rd person plural souljuk souljaik

Derived terms


Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English soul.

Noun

soul m or f (invariable)

  1. soul music

Old French

Adjective

soul m (oblique and nominative feminine singular soule)

  1. Alternative form of sol

Declension


Polish

Etymology

Borrowed from English soul.

Pronunciation

Noun

soul m inan

  1. soul, soul music.

Declension


Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English soul.

Noun

soul m (uncountable)

  1. soul music (a music genre combining gospel music, rhythm and blues and often jazz)

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from English soul.

Noun

soul m (uncountable)

  1. soul, soul music

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