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The Holy Ghost

When we hear about ghosts, chances are we imagine Casper the Friendly Ghost, or this: 👻, but the original meaning was ‘spirit’ or ‘soul’. Therefore, when I hear ‘The Holy Spirit’ I find that easier to relate than ‘The Holy Ghost’, even it has the same meaning.

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ghost /ɡəʊst /

– ORIGIN Old English gāst (in the sense ‘spirit, soul’), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch geest and German Geist. The gh- spelling occurs first in Caxton, probably influenced by Flemish gheest.

Source: The Oxford Dictionary

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