(obsolete) To endue with a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind.
- an exclamation of surprise
Other Word Forms of Soul
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Soul
- upon my soul!
Origin of Soul
From Middle English, from Old English sāwol (“soul, life, spirit, being"), from Proto-Germanic *saiwalō (“soul"). Cognate with North Frisian siel, sial (“soul"), Dutch ziel (“soul"), German Seele (“soul") (the Scandinavian forms are borrowings from the Old English).
Middle English from Old English sāwol
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
French souler (“to satiate").
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