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Afflatus

Definition of the noun afflatus

What does afflatus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: afflatuses

  1. a strong creative impulse; divine inspiration
    • example: divine afflatus
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic word: inspiration = arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity

Phrases with Afflatus

  1. Curculio Afflatus
  2. Camponotus afflatus
  3. Hydroporus Afflatus
  4. Thylacites Afflatus
  5. Miccotrogus Afflatus
  6. Species Curculio Afflatus
  7. species Camponotus afflatus
  8. Species Hydroporus Afflatus
  9. Species Thylacites Afflatus

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Google previewGarner's Modern American Usage (2009)

by Bryan Garner

For the sense “inspiration” or “supernatural impulse,” afflatus is the standard— though rare—term. E.g.: “Richard Brookhiser, the author and editor, reminded us that it is generally alien to Dole's temperament to act as the advocate, charged with ...

Google previewGarner's Dictionary of Legal Usage (2011)

by Bryan A. Garner

For the sense “inspiration” or “supernatural impulse,” afflatus is the standard term. E.g.: • “The decisions under the revenue acts have little weight as against legislation under the afflatus of the Eighteenth Amendment.” Danovitz v. U.S., 281 U.S. ...

Google previewGarner's Modern English Usage (2016)

by Bryan Garner

For the sense “inspiration” or “supernatural impulse,” afflatus is the standard— though rare—term. E.g.: “Richard Brookhiser, the author and editor, reminded us that it is generally alien to Dole's temperament to act as the advocate, charged with ...

Google previewRe:reading the dictionary (2011)

by Tim Sinclair

Afflatus. an impulse of creative power or inspiration, esp. in poetry Do not be alarmed. The poison will not spread as long as you stay quiet. Bandage the affected area. Do not allow yourself to become excited. Do not imagine the spreading ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

afflatus; afflation; inflatus. For the sense "inspiration," or " supernatural impulse," afflatus is the standard term. E.g., "The decisions under the ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

AFFLATUS. Ad: flo, to breathe upon; a divine influence communicating to the receiver oual powers, particularly the gift of proecy. p o prophets and teachers, in those times, are reckoned as men who exercised those offices by a spiritual afflatus ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Afflatus, afflā′tus, n.inspiration, asofthe poetororator: esp. religious inspiration, the divine afflatus =L.afflatus divinus.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2015)

by Chris Baldick

afflatus. A Latin term for poetic inspiration. agitprop. [ajitprop] A Russian abbreviation of 'agitation and propaganda', applied to the campaign of cultural and political propaganda mounted in the years after the 1917 revolution. The term is ...

Google previewDictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (2012)

by J. A. Cuddon

AFFLATUS;. DAMONISCH;. DONNEE;. FANCY. AND. IMAGINATION;. INVENTION;. LIGNE. DONNEE;. MUSE;. STORM. OF. ASSOCIATION. instress See INSCAPE AND INSTRESS. intention See FOUR MEANINGS. intentional.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1853)

A - Ana

AFFLATUS literally denotes a blast of wind, breath, or vapour, striking with force against another body. The word is Latin, ...

Google previewDictionary of Early English (1955)

by Joseph T. Shipley

Hence a blowing or breathing upon; afflatus, breathing. Latin afflatus serpentis, hissing. Since among many peoples the snake was an agent of supernatural communication the pythoness of Greek oracle, the serpent of the Garden of Eden, ...

Google previewThe Stanford Dictionary of Anglicised Words and Phrases (1892)

by Charles Augustus Maude Fennell

AFFLATUS 2. the action of solemnly asserting or of giving force to an assertion ; esp. the action of making a positive assertion, or laying down a positive proposition as opposed to a negative. 1530 adding of syllabicall adiections in ...

Google previewThe Wrong Word Dictionary (2012)

2,500 Most Commonly Confused Words by Dave Dowling

Afflatus, Flatus Afflatus refers to divine inspiration, and flatus refers to gas generated by the intestine. Afflict, Inflict Afflict means to cause suffering for someone or something. The disease first afflicted people who were not vaccinated.

Google previewThe Sterling Dictionary Of Literary Terms (1998)

by Amrita Sharma

DIVINE AFFLATUS A poetic inspiration that a writer or a poet receives to compose a creative work. Milton's Paradise Lost, was supposed to be a work of divine afflatus. However, the term is now used contemptuously to imply the vanity of a ...

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Afflatus Meaning

Video shows what afflatus means. A sudden rush of creative impulse or inspiration, often attributed to divine influence.. A breath or blast of wind.. afflatus ...

Scrabble value of A1F4F4L1A1T1U1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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