What does afflatus mean?

afflatus meaning in General Dictionary

A breath or stream of wind

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  • a powerful innovative impulse; divine determination
  • A breath or stream of wind.
  • A divine impartation of real information; supernatural impulse; motivation.

afflatus meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"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)).


afflatus meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A breath or blast of wind.

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  • (letter.) A divine impartation of real information; supernatural impulse; motivation.

Sentence Examples with the word afflatus

So far was the afflatus of the Spirit from being conditioned by the rite, that in Acts x.

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