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]