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Presence of Mind, the

Grammar noun (feminine)
Word separation ghosts-against-wake-up


quick action, determination even in the case of surprising events
Don't lose your presence of mind, keep it
Bring presence of mind
she had the presence of mind to call the police immediately
in this difficult situation his presence of mind showed
only his presence of mind saved the situation
admire sb. presence of mind
Mind · presence


Spirit spirited spiritual spiritual spiritual clergy clergy ghostly absent-minded absent-mindedness presence of mind present-minded mentally ill human sciences mindless ingenious dumbfounded
Spirit m. 'Breath, breath, human ability to think and cognize, esprit, idealistic creative principle, ghost', ahd.geist (8th century; only in the translation for lat.spīritus), mhd.geist, asächs.mnd. gēst, mnl.gheest, nl.geest, afries.gāst, aengl.gāst, English ghost (Westgerm. * gaista-) are formations with a dental suffix to an s-extension ie. * g̑heis- 'applied, dismayed, frightened (to be ) '. Germ. Relatives are aengl.gǣstan 'to frighten', English ghastly 'horrible, appalling, terrible' and (without a dental suffix) got.usgeisnan 'scare' (intransitive), usgaisjan 'scare' (transitive) and perhaps anord.geiskafullr 'full Horror ', geiski' horror '; exceptionally. are aind.hīḍ- ‘angry’, hḗḍa-, hḗḍas- ‘(gods) anger’ and (without dental) awest.zaēša- dreadful ’comparable. In the Germ. According to this, spirit originally means something like ecstasy ’and (even if only similarly, but not ahd. and asax. attested) ghost, spirit, supersensible being’ (in this usage only mhd.). As a translation of the Latin spirit 'breath, breath, spirit, soul', which in turn is influenced by the Greek pné͞uma (πνεῦμα) 'breath, breath, life, spirit', ahd.geist is filled with Christian ideas and through the Anglo-Saxon mission spread from Fulda in the German church language, see aengl.sē hālga gāst (English the Holy Ghost), then ahd. (frk.) ther Heilago Geist (9th century), nhd. der Heilige Geist, for lat .spīritus sānctus, Greek hágion pné͞uma (ἅγιον πνεῦμα) of the church language. The one on obd. The area of ​​translation ahd.ther wīho ātum created by the Gothic mission is unable to establish itself. It was not until the 18th century, under the influence of French spirit, that spirit became an expression of a special ability, dexterity, ease of thinking, ingenuity, and ingenuity, and finally denotes the thinking, cognitive consciousness of man. Following the example of Latin spirit and French spirit, spirit is also used in the sense of ‘volatile essence, alcohol’ (18th century). to ghost vb ‘Walking around like a ghost, haunted’ (19th century), older ‘inspiring’ (17th century). mental adj. ‘related to the ability to think, the powers of the intellect, possessing intellect, wise’. Occasional late mhd.geistec animated by spirit ’will soon be displaced by spiritual (see below). Only in the 17th century is it spiritually attested again in the sense of witty, inventive, witty ’, then contrasts with physical, material and in the 18th century assumes the meaning mentioned above; also auch alcoholic ’(also 18th century). thoroughly Part.adj. "Spiritual, imbued with spirit" (19th century). spiritual adj. 'concerning religious things', ahd.geistlīh, translation from Latin spīrituālis (8th century), mhd.geistlich, also 'pious', asächs.gēstlīk, nl.geestelijk, aengl.gāstlic, English ghostly ( also 'ghostly'). Originally, this adjective combines both the meaning of the spiritual (see above) 'relating to the spirit, immaterial' (as opposed to natural, physical, material) and that of today's spiritual 'relating to religion' (see above). Contrast to worldly); cf. spiritual and secular songs, spiritual status ‘priesthood’ (15th century) and clergyman with ‘clergy, priest’ (15th century), mostly still spiritual liute. A clear distinction between the two words only takes place after the 18th century. Clergy for f clergy, priesthood ’(15th century), late mhd.geistlīcheit‘ the immateriality of mystical immersion ’, also in contrast to worldliness; in the vocabularies of the 15th century Translation word for Latin religion. ghostly adj. ‘ghostly’ (18th century). absent-minded part.adj. ‘Absent-minded, not thinking about the matter’ (19th century), regression from the noun absent-mindedness for ‘absent-mindedness’ (19th century), translation from French absence d’esprit; Contrast of presence of mind for ‘quick reactions, quick-wittedness’ (18th century), according to the French presence d’esprit; quick-witted adj. (19th century). mentally ill adj. ‘mentally ill, confused’ (19th century). Humanities Plur. Sciences dealing with culture and intellectual life (19th century). spiritless adj. ‘spiritually undemanding, stupid’ (18th century); cf. mhd.geist (e) lōs ‘lifeless’. witty adj. ‘clever, lively, sophisticated’ (16th century), late mhd.geist (e) rīch (14th century, mystic) ‘filled with the holy spirit’ (still with Luther). Today's usage spreads under the influence of French spirituality since the 17th century. to become enthralled vb ‘Depriving of life’ (17th century), mostly flabbergasted Part.adj. ‘Stunned, surprised’ (17th century).

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The game of tennis requires speed, agility, presence of mind, quick determination, perseverance and arm strength.
Franken, Konstanze von [d.i. Stoekl, Helene]: Handbuch des guten Tones, Berlin: Hesse 1936, p. 237
Then the guards with the greatest presence of mind would have raised the rifles around their necks, aimed, shot and hit, and that in thick fog.
Tucholsky, Kurt: slotted egg. In: ders., Kurt Tucholsky, Works - Letters - Materials, Berlin: Directmedia Publ. 2000 [1920], p. 21977
Those who did not have enough presence of mind to flee immediately became the tortured victims of ghastly ghosts.
It is only thanks to the driver's presence of mind that no one was injured.
He did not have the gift of quick action and great presence of mind.
Sapper, Agnes: Becoming and growing, Hanover: Gundert 1967 [1910], p. 198

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