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; Jer. 15:9; Matt. 27:50; John 19:30). The expression "to" "give up the ghost" means to die (Lam. 1:19; Gen. 25:17; 35:29;" 49:33; Job 3:11). (See HOLY [236]GHOST.)

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