נשמה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
נ־שׁ־ם

From the root נ־שׁ־ם

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

נְשָׁמָה (n'shamáf (plural indefinite נְשָׁמוֹת, singular construct נִשְׁמַת־, plural construct נִשְׁמוֹת־)

  1. (biblical) breath
  2. soul, spirit
  3. (flowery) essence, gist
  4. (colloquial, chiefly Sephardic) darling
    כפרה עלייך נשמה שלי!
    kapára aláyikh n'shamá shelí!
    Bless your soul, my darling!
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Pronunciation 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

נָשְׁמָה (nash'má)

  1. third-person feminine singular past tense (suffix conjugation) of נשם (nasham)

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew נְשָׁמָה.

Noun[edit]

נשמה (neshomef, plural נשמות (neshomes)

  1. soul

Derived terms[edit]