själ

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See also: sjal and sjæl

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sál (soul), from Old English sāwol (soul), from Proto-Germanic *saiwalō (soul). Cognate with Danish sjæl (soul), Norwegian sjel (soul), Icelandic sál (soul), English soul, Dutch ziel (soul), German Seele (soul), Low German Seel (soul), Luxembourgish Séil (soul, spirit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

själ c

  1. soul
  2. Obsolete spelling of säl

Declension[edit]

Declension of själ 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative själ själen själar själarna
Genitive själs själens själars själarnas

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