The term “soul” has its origins in various ancient languages. In Old English, it is “sawol” or “sawel,” which is related to the Old High German “sÄ“ula” and the Gothic “saiwala.” These terms are thought to be derived from a common Germanic root. The concept of the soul generally refers to the immaterial essence of a person, believed to be the seat of emotions, character, and the true self. Across different cultures and religions, the soul is often considered immortal and the core of a person’s identity, surviving beyond physical death.