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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Christianity The Holy Spirit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. One of the three distinct Persons or Hypostases of the Holy Trinity, the others being God the Father and God the Son (Jesus).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the third person of the Trinity; the Comforter; the Paraclete.
  • n. the Holy Spirit; the Paraclete; the Comforter; (Theol.) the third person in the Trinity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The wild angelica of Europe, Angelica sylvestris, formerly regarded as good against poison and pestilence. See angelica.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the third person in the Trinity; Jesus promised the Apostles that he would send the Holy Spirit after his Crucifixion and Resurrection; it came on Pentecost

Etymologies

Middle English holi gost, holy spirit, from Old English hālig gāst (translation of Latin spīritus sānctus) : hālig, holy; see holy + gāst, spirit.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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