Definitions starting with S

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sperit, speerit, sparit

/spérit/ [Gul. idem (Hancock 1969:59); cf. OED spirit the disembodied soul of a (deceased) person] n. ghost, often distinguished from Spirit Holy Ghost: 1918 Dese speerits which you call witch people, dey lives in de air (Parsons 5). 1934 They believe that "sperits" of harmful intent abide in that feared territory (Bell 147). 1977 They heard "sparits" on certain occasions (Albury 142). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2011-10-26 17:18
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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