flatus vocis

noun fla·tus vo·cis \ˌflätəsˈvōkə̇s, -təˈswō-\

Definition of flatus vocis


flatus vocis

  1. :  a mere name, word, or sound without a corresponding objective reality —used by the nominalists of universals

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Origin and Etymology of flatus vocis

Medieval Latin, literally, breath of the voice

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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