- spirit, "spiritedness, morale" (JPS)
- "The singing children had a lot of ruach." "We've got ruach, yes we do, we've got ruach, how bout you?"
Who Uses This
Camp, Organizations, Religious
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Glinert, JPS, Weiser, Yiddish
This word originally comes from textual Hebrew, where it meant "wind", but over time came to mean "spirit", "enthusiasm", or "soul" depending on context.
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