A breath or stream of wind
- a powerful innovative impulse; divine determination
- A breath or stream of wind.
- A divine impartation of real information; supernatural impulse; motivation.
"miraculous communication of supernatural knowledge," 1660s, from Latin afflatus "a breathing upon, shoot," from previous participle of afflare "to strike upon," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + flare "to blow" (see blow (v.1)).
(n.) A breath or blast of wind.
- (letter.) A divine impartation of real information; supernatural impulse; motivation.
So far was the afflatus of the Spirit from being conditioned by the rite, that in Acts x.