רוח

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Root
ר־ו־ח

From Proto-Semitic *rūḥ- (to blow, breathe; spirit). Cognate with Aramaic ܪܘܼܚܵܐ‎/רוּחָא(rūḥā), Arabic رُوح(rūḥ).

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רוּחַ (rúakhm or f (plural indefinite רוּחוֹת‎)

  1. Wind, a wind: (a) movement of atmospheric air.
  2. Air, atmosphere.
    Synonyms: אוויר‎, אטמוספירה
  3. A direction, a cardinal direction: any of north, south, east, or west.
  4. (Biblical Hebrew) breath
  5. A person's spirit, soul.
  6. A person's spirit, mind: his or her desires, emotions, personality, and so on, taken collectively.
  7. The spirit of something: its core, its essence, its purpose.
  8. The spirit of something: its manner or style.
    ברוח שנות ה-90‎ ― b'rúakh sh'nót hatishímin the spirit of the [19]90s
  9. A spirit, a demon: a supernatural creature.

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew רוּחַ(rẇaḥ).

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רוח (ruekhm, plural רוחות(rukhes)

  1. ghost; devil; demon
  2. spirit

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