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afflatus

noun af·fla·tus \ə-ˈflā-təs, a-\

Definition of AFFLATUS

:  a divine imparting of knowledge or power :  inspiration

Origin of AFFLATUS

Latin, act of blowing or breathing on, from afflare to blow on, from ad- + flare to blow — more at blow
First Known Use: 1660

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