siela

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Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *séˀilaˀ. Cognates include Old Prussian seilin (diligence [acc. sg.]), nosēilis (spirit) and Proto-Slavic *sìla > Old Church Slavonic сила (sila, strength, force; miracle), Serbo-Croatian sȉla (force, power). No certain cognates outside of Balto-Slavic. Compare Old Icelandic seilask (endeavour).

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Noun[edit]

síela f (plural síelos) stress pattern 1

  1. (religion) soul, spirit
  2. spirit, spirits, heart (mental condition or disposition)
    síelos ramýbė - peace of mind
  3. feeling, enthusiasm
    žõdžiai šaltì, síelos. - His words are cold, without feeling.
  4. essence, impetus
  5. moving spirit, inspiration (person who provides significant impetus or guidance)

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