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Aleksandar T.  Identity Verified
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Serbian Apr 3, 2016

Duša

 

Danik 2014
Brazil
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In German Apr 3, 2016

Soul= die Seele (with article)

 

Michael Eleftheriou  Identity Verified
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Thanks to everyone who's replied so far! Apr 3, 2016

Marvellous, and wonderful that you found time to point out the semantic differences between different renderings.

Many thanks to everyone!


Michael


 

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Albanian Apr 3, 2016

Shpirt

(That's the indefinite form of the noun. There's "shpirti" - definite - and let's not get started on the five case nouns for each form )


 

Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
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Hindi and Urdu Apr 3, 2016

आत्मा (aatma) or रूह (rooh)

रूह is actually Urdu, but is also used in Hindi in some contexts.

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After reading Nowwa's post, I am inclined to think that रूह (rooh) may have entered Hindi/Urdu through Uzbek. During medival times the Turkish armies that invaded India also had strong Uzbek contingents and many of these soldiers settled in India and got Indianized over time. Urdu has drawn liberally from the languages spoken by the
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आत्मा (aatma) or रूह (rooh)

रूह is actually Urdu, but is also used in Hindi in some contexts.

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After reading Nowwa's post, I am inclined to think that रूह (rooh) may have entered Hindi/Urdu through Uzbek. During medival times the Turkish armies that invaded India also had strong Uzbek contingents and many of these soldiers settled in India and got Indianized over time. Urdu has drawn liberally from the languages spoken by the invaders which include Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Uzbek and Pashto. About 30% of the vocabulary of Urdu consists of these foreign words. Rooh could be one of them. We also have रूहानी (roohani) and रूहानियत (roohaniat) which are derived from rooh and mean spiritual and spirituality respectively.

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Aleksandra Nikolic  Identity Verified
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Soul into Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian/Montenegrinian Apr 3, 2016

duša. The š is read as sh (engl.), sch (german).

 

Slobodan Kozarčić  Identity Verified
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Serbian Apr 3, 2016

Душа.

 

Vitals  Identity Verified
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Russian and Lithuanian Apr 4, 2016

Russian - душа
Lithuanian - siela


 

Tijen Kalfaoglu  Identity Verified
Turkey
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Turkish Apr 4, 2016

Ruh

 

Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
India
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Interesting Apr 4, 2016

Tijen Kalfaoglu wrote:

Ruh


Ruh exists in Hindi and Urdu too with the same meaning (soul). From Nowwa's post, it appears it exists in Uzbek also. Probably, the word entered Hindi/Urdu either through Turkish or Uzbek, unless Turkish and Uzbek borrowed the word from Arabic or Persian.


 

Francisco Vare
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In Polish Apr 5, 2016

Dusza (pronounced doosha) in Polish.

Loving the thread, by the way.


 

Zeinabsalman
Germany
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Arabic to English
rouh Apr 5, 2016

rouh in Arabic

 

Zamzam Bayian
Saudi Arabia
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soul (Arabic) Apr 6, 2016

Hi,
Soul in Arabic:
Ar-rooh (الروح )
An-nafs (النفس)


 
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