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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. Species Curculio Afflatus
  6. species Camponotus afflatus
  7. Species Hydroporus Afflatus
  8. Species Thylacites Afflatus

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Afflatus

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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 previewWord Nerd (2007)

More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words by Barbara Ann Kipfer

relationship by marriage and consanguinity is a blood relationship affirm first meant “make firm or strengthen” afflated means “inspired,” as a poet would be having an afflatus is a sudden rush of divine or poetic inspiration, a creative impulse, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

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." (Holmes, J.) Inflatus and ...

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 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 previewThe London encyclopaedia (1829)

or Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge

AFFLATUS. Ad : flo, to breathe upon ; a divine influence communicating to the receiver supernatural powers, particularly the gift of prophecy. The prophets and teachers, in those times, are reckoned as men who exercised those offices by a ...

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 Stanford Dictionary of Anglicised Words and Phrases (1891)

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 syllabi call adiections in ...

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


Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1810)

by John Wilkes (of Milland House, Sussex)

AFFLATUS,/ [from ad, to, and fare, Lat. to blow.] It literally denotes a blast of w ind, breath or vapour, striking with force against another body. Naturalists sometimes speak of ...

Google previewThe Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms, Second Edition (2014)

Revised and Expanded by Donald K. McKim

divine afflatus dissident (Lat. dissidere, “ to disagree”) A person or a church group that leaves an already established body of Christian believers. dissolution Term for the action of ecclesiastical bodies in ...

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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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