Definitions for "Nefesh"
Keywords:  soul, neshama, bereishis, rabbah, fesh
A sort of "middle soul" or "spirit". Who we are, our personality, etc. The nefesh is said to wander back and forth from the house to cemetary immediately after death, and hang around the general area for a year after death, weaning itself away from the body. These are what seem to inspire ghost stories. Some say it¹s the nefesh which is reincarnated. See also ru'ah, neshama.
soul, more precisely the lowest of the five levels of the soul
Vital soul or earthly soul.
A memorial stele. Nabataean nefesh were shaped like obelisks, pyramids, or cones.