What would be the difference?
And that spirit/OD/life-force/whatever entered them only once, and from then on they multiplied like rabbits.
The difference is in the etymology of the words.
adama (OLB) I agree is breath - that is not the word spirit, the word breath is based in 'swelling' - to blow. But in Latin breath is spirit - because thats how it became known. Adema reminds me of Adam who God put breath into.
I don't really think spirit is right either - but a kind of passionate spirit, meaning not rage but 'excitement' maybe.
Old Norse derivations include œði "strong excitation, possession".
Edited by The Puzzler, 07 October 2012 - 04:15 PM.