Greek - English Dictionary

G4151 - Spirit

Strong's No.:G4151




Word Origin:From G4154

Bible Usage:ghost life spirit (-ual -ually) mind. Compare G5590 .

Part of Speech:Noun Neuter


a current of air that is breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit that is (human) the rational soul (by implication) vital principle mental disposition etc. or (superhuman) an angel daemon or (divine) God Christ´ s spirit the Holy spirit


1. the third person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son

a. sometimes referred to in a way which emphasises his personality and character (the Holy Spirit)

b. sometimes referred to in a way which emphasises his work and power (the Spirit of Truth)

c. never referred to as a depersonalised force

2. the spirit, i.e. the vital principal by which the body is animated

a. the rational spirit, the power by which the human being feels, thinks, decides

b. the soul

3. a spirit, i.e. a simple essence, devoid of all or at least all grosser matter, and possessed of the power of knowing, desiring, deciding, and acting

a. a life giving spirit

b. a human soul that has left the body

c. a spirit higher than man but lower than God, i.e. an angel

1. used of demons, or evil spirits, who were conceived as inhabiting the bodies of men

2. the spiritual nature of Christ, higher than the highest angels and equal to God, the divine nature of Christ

4. the disposition or influence which fills and governs the soul of any one

a. the efficient source of any power, affection, emotion, desire, etc.

5. a movement of air (a gentle blast)

a. of the wind, hence the wind itself

b. breath of nostrils or mouth

Bible References:

Ghost ( 92 )
life ( 1 )
on ( 1 )
Spirit ( 257 )
spirits ( 32 )
spiritual ( 1 )
spiritually ( 1 )
wind ( 1 )


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