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vėlė f (plural vėlės)
- Spirit of a dead human, ghost (Lithuanian mythology). It was said that these spirits were transparent as fog, yet soft as wool to the touch. Upon death, the soul separates from the body and does not return to it. It does not die with the body, but loses its individuality. The vėlė had to cross over to the realm of the vėlė.