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afflatus


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Afflatus  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  afflatus 
  n  :  a  strong  creative  impulse;  divine  inspiration 




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