King James Bible Dictionary


Greek - English Dictionary

G5590 - Soul

Strong's No.:G5590




Word Origin:From G5594

Bible Usage:heart (+ -ily) life mind soul + us + you.

Part of Speech:Noun Feminine


breath that is (by implication) spirit abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151 which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222 which is mere vitality even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew [H5315] [H7307] and [H2416]


1. breath

a. the breath of life

1. the vital force which animates the body and shows itself in breathing 1a

b. of animals 1a

2. of men

a. life

b. that in which there is life

1. a living being, a living soul

3. the soul

a. the seat of the feelings, desires, affections, aversions (our heart, soul etc.)

b. the (human) soul in so far as it is constituted that by the right use of the aids offered it by God it can attain its highest end and secure eternal blessedness, the soul regarded as a moral being designed for everlasting life

c. the soul as an essence which differs from the body and is not dissolved by death (distinguished from other parts of the body)

Bible References:

heart ( 1 )
life ( 35 )
lives ( 5 )
mind ( 1 )
minds ( 1 )
soul ( 39 )
souls ( 19 )


Definitions are taken from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.