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Polish Phrases Meaning Old Soul?


ladyplant123 1 | 3
6 Nov 2021 #1
In english Old Soul means someone who is wise and has possibly lived a past life. What are the Polish equivalents?
pawian 182 | 17,123
6 Nov 2021 #2
The direct translation - stara dusza.
OP ladyplant123 1 | 3
6 Nov 2021 #3
@pawian
Are there phrases that represent a similar concept? A reincarnated soul or a wise soul?
gumishu 11 | 5,878
6 Nov 2021 #4
Are there phrases that represent a similar concept?

it's stara dusza just as pawian said - it happens to be the direct translation ( old soul is a pretty simple concept that's probably why)
pawian 182 | 17,123
6 Nov 2021 #5
A reincarnated soul

This is called wandering of souls - wędrówka dusz.
OP ladyplant123 1 | 3
6 Nov 2021 #6
@pawian
Thank you! It's cool to see how other languages define the same concepts with different words. Are there any other words for this? Or related phrases?
pawian 182 | 17,123
6 Nov 2021 #7
Or related phrases?

Dusza potępiona - cursed soul.

dusza człowiek - soul man - a kind hearted, friendly person.

dusza na ramieniu - with your soul on your shoulder - scared, frightened

wytrząść duszę z kogoś - shake the soul out of sb - beat sb or kill sb

bratnia dusza - soulmate

dusza towarzystwa - the life and soul of the party -
gumishu 11 | 5,878
6 Nov 2021 #8
Are there any other words for this? Or related phrases?

reincarnation is simply reinkarnacja in Polish
twin flame doesn't have good sounding Polish translation - a direct translation would be bliźniaczy płomień but I never encountered it
wędrówka dusz is an obsolete term (a translation of the greek word metempsychosis)
pawian 182 | 17,123
6 Nov 2021 #9
wędrówka dusz is an obsolete term

And that is perfect for ladyplant coz she is writing a novel set in Poland before and during WW2.
OP ladyplant123 1 | 3
6 Nov 2021 #10
@pawian
.........
Is wędrówka dusz a term from before the 40's that is no longer in use?
pawian 182 | 17,123
6 Nov 2021 #11
that is no longer in use?

No, it is still in use, although in formal contexts, for example in titles of books which are translated from English, like the Journey of Souls.



Lyzko 32 | 7,878
9 Nov 2021 #12
"Dusz"/"duch" means "soul" or "spirit" as I've seen it written, no?
Lenka 3 | 2,832
9 Nov 2021 #13
Ghost as well but not in this context


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