- For other uses of the term spirit, see Spirit (disambiguation)
In the fields of religion and spirituality, the term spirit may mean:
In the Bible, the word "ruach" (רוֹאח "wind") is most commonly translated as the spirit, whose essence is divine (see Holy Spirit. Alternately the word nephesh is commonly used. Nephesh, in the Kabbalah religion, is one of the three parts of the human soul, where "nephesh" (animal) refers to the physical being and its animal instincts. Similarly, the Chinese language uses the term "breath" to refer to the spirit.
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