spiration

noun

Definition of spiration

plural

-s

  1. 1a obsolete :  the action of breathing as a creative or life-giving function of the Deity b (1) :  the act by or manner in which the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father or from the Father and the Son (2) :  the relation subsisting by virtue of this procession

  2. 2 obsolete :  the action of breathing as a physical function of man and animals

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Origin and Etymology of spiration

Latin spiration-, spiratio action of breathing, from spiratus (past participle of spirare to breathe) + -ion-, -io -ion


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