"Ghost" in languages from across the globe.
Ghost is derived from the old English word gást. Here is a list of words from different cultures and languages that are equivalent to the English word “ghost”.
Danish: Spôk or Spook
Hebrew: Spirit - translates the Hebrew word Ruah
India: Bhoot or Bhut
Italian: Spettro (masculine) apparizione and fantasma (feminine)
Japaese: Yurei - meaning faint or dim spirit and Borei –meaning ruined or departed spirit.
Latin: Phasma Phasmatis
Serbian: Utvara, sablast, avet, duh
Tibetan: Yidag, Yi-dvags