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Meaning of AFFLATUS

Pronunciation:  u'fleytus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a strong creative impulse; divine inspiration; "divine afflatus"
 

AFFLATUS is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: inspiration

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Af*fla"tus\, n. [L., fr. afflare. See {Afflation}.]
1. A breath or blast of wind.

2. A divine impartation of knowledge; supernatural impulse;
   inspiration.

         A poet writing against his genius will be like a
         prophet without his afflatus.         --Spence.

 
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