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From be- (unto, on, upon) +‎ soul. Compare Dutch bezielen.


besoul (third-person singular simple present besouls, present participle besouling, simple past and past participle besouled)

  1. (transitive) To imbue or endow with a soul.
    • 1960, Karl Barth, Karl Barth G. W. Bromiley T. F. Torrance, Church Dogmatics the Doctrine of Creation[1], Reprint edition, Continuum International Publishing Group, published 2004, →ISBN:
      As we have seen, it does not belong to the concept of material body to be alive, and even less to the be alive in and independent way and therefore to be besouled.

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