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Definition of the noun afflatus
What does afflatus mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: afflatuses
- a strong creative impulse; divine inspiration
Phrases with Afflatus
- Curculio Afflatus
- Camponotus afflatus
- Hydroporus Afflatus
- Thylacites Afflatus
- Species Curculio Afflatus
- species Camponotus afflatus
- Species Hydroporus Afflatus
- Species Thylacites Afflatus
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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. ...
Word 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, ...
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 ...
A - Ana
AFFLATUS literally denotes a blast of wind, breath, or vapour, striking with force against another body. The word is Latin, ...
Dictionary 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, ...
Re: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 ...
The 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 ...
Afflatus, afflā′tus, n.inspiration, asofthe poetororator: esp. religious inspiration, the divine afflatus =L.afflatus divinus.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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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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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