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English - Etymology

From Middle English _spirit_, from Old French _espirit_ (“spirit”), from Latin _spīritus_ (“breath; spirit”), from Proto-Indo-European _*(s)peys-_ (“to blow, breathe”). Compare _inspire_, _respire_, _transpire_, all ultimately from Latin _spīrō_ (“I breathe, blow, respire”). Cognate with Old English _fisting_ (“(silent) breaking of wind”). Displaced native Middle English _gast_ (“spirit”) (from Old English _gāst_ (“breath, soul, spirit”)). More at fist.

From Middle English spirit, from Old French espirit (spirit), from Latin spīritus (breath; spirit), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)peys- (to blow, breathe). Compare inspire, respire, transpire, all ultimately from Latin spīrō (I breathe, blow, respire). Cognate with Old English fisting ((silent) breaking of wind). Displaced native Middle English gast (spirit) (from Old English gāst (breath, soul, spirit)). More at fist.

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English - Pronunciation

* (UK) IPA(key): /ˈspɪɹɪt/ * (US) IPA(key): /ˈspiɹɪt/, /ˈspɪɹɪt/ * Rhymes: -ɪɹɪt * Hyphenation: spir‧it

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈspɪɹɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈspiɹɪt/, /ˈspɪɹɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪɹɪt
  • Hyphenation: spir‧it

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

SPIRIT (_plural_ SPIRITS) * The undying essence of a human; the soul. * 1967, MacCormack, _Woman Times Seven_ […] a triumph of the SPIRIT over the flesh. * A supernatural being, often but not exclusively without physical form; ghost, fairy, angel. _A wandering SPIRIT haunts the island._ * John Locke Whilst young, preserve his tender mind from all impressions of SPIRITS and goblins in the dark. * Enthusiasm. _School SPIRIT is at an all-time high._ * The manner or style of something. _In the SPIRIT of forgiveness, we didn't press charges._ * Alexander Pope A perfect judge will read each work of wit / With the same SPIRIT that its author writ. * (usually in the plural) A volatile liquid, such as alcohol. The plural form spirits is a generic term for distilled alcoholic beverages. * Energy; ardour. * Fuller "Write it then, quickly," replied Bede; and summoning all his SPIRITS together, like the last blaze of a candle going out, he indited it, and expired. * One who is vivacious or lively; one who evinces great activity or peculiar characteristics of mind or temper. _a ruling SPIRIT; a schismatic SPIRIT_ * Dryden Such SPIRITS as he desired to please, such would I choose for my judges. * Temper or disposition of mind; mental condition or disposition; intellectual or moral state; often in the plural. _to be cheerful, or in good SPIRITS; to be down-hearted, or in bad SPIRITS_ * South God has […] made a SPIRIT of building succeed a SPIRIT of pulling down. * (obsolete) Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. * Spenser For, else he sure had left not one alive, / But all, in his Revenge, of SPIRIT would deprive. * Spenser The mild air, with season moderate, / Gently attempered, and disposed so well, / That still it breathed forth sweet SPIRIT. * (obsolete) A rough breathing; an aspirate, such as the letter _h_; also, a mark denoting aspiration. * Ben Jonson Be it a letter or SPIRIT, we have great use for it. * Intent; real meaning; opposed to the letter, or formal statement. _the SPIRIT of an enterprise, or of a document_ * (alchemy, obsolete) Any of the four substances: sulphur, sal ammoniac, quicksilver, and arsenic (or, according to some, orpiment). * Chaucer the four SPIRITS and the bodies seven * (dyeing) stannic chloride DERIVED TERMS Look at pages starting with spirit. TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO * ghost * soul

spirit (plural spirits)

  1. The undying essence of a human; the soul.
  2. A supernatural being, often but not exclusively without physical form; ghost, fairy, angel.
    A wandering spirit haunts the island.
  3. Enthusiasm.
    School spirit is at an all-time high.
  4. The manner or style of something.
    In the spirit of forgiveness, we didn't press charges.
  5. (usually in the plural) A volatile liquid, such as alcohol. The plural form spirits is a generic term for distilled alcoholic beverages.
  6. Energy; ardour.
  7. One who is vivacious or lively; one who evinces great activity or peculiar characteristics of mind or temper.
    a ruling spirit; a schismatic spirit
  8. Temper or disposition of mind; mental condition or disposition; intellectual or moral state; often in the plural.
    to be cheerful, or in good spirits; to be down-hearted, or in bad spirits
  9. (obsolete) Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself.
  10. (obsolete) A rough breathing; an aspirate, such as the letter h; also, a mark denoting aspiration.
  11. Intent; real meaning; opposed to the letter, or formal statement.
    the spirit of an enterprise, or of a document
  12. (alchemy, obsolete) Any of the four substances: sulphur, sal ammoniac, quicksilver, and arsenic (or, according to some, orpiment).
  13. (dyeing) stannic chloride

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English - Verb

SPIRIT (_third-person singular simple present_ SPIRITS, _present participle_ SPIRITING, _simple past and past participle_ SPIRITED) * To carry off, especially in haste, secrecy, or mystery. * Willis I felt as if I had been SPIRITED into some castle of antiquity. * To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit; sometimes followed by _up_. _Civil dissensions often SPIRIT the ambition of private men._ * Jonathan Swift Many officers and private men SPIRIT up and assist those obstinate people to continue in their rebellion.

spirit (third-person singular simple present spirits, present participle spiriting, simple past and past participle spirited)

  1. To carry off, especially in haste, secrecy, or mystery.
  2. To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit; sometimes followed by up.
    Civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private men.

Que a categoria em ROMANIAN - ETYMOLOGY
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Romanian - Etymology

Borrowed from Latin _spiritus_. Compare also _spiriduș_.

Borrowed from Latin spiritus. Compare also spiriduș.

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Romanian - Noun

SPIRIT n

spirit n

Que a categoria em TOK PISIN - ETYMOLOGY
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Tok Pisin - Etymology

English _spirit_

English spirit

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Tok Pisin - Noun

SPIRIT * spirit (physical form of God) * 1989, _Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin_, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:2 (translation here): Tudak i karamapim bikpela wara na SPIRIT bilong God i go i kam antap long en.

spirit

  1. spirit (physical form of God)


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