ruekh hakoydesh


ruach hakodesh (ROO-ahkh hah-KOH-desh) listen


  • n. The Holy Spirit; God.

  • n. Inspiration.

Example Sentences

  • "A small number of tzadikim today have Ruach HaKodesh." (source)

  • "They say that their rebbe had ruach ha-kodesh..." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH רוח הקודש rúach hakódesh > Y רוח־הקודש ruekh-hakoydesh

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      ruech hakoydesh, ruach hakoydesh, ruakh hakoydesh, ruakh hakodesh, ruach hakodesh


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