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afflatus

[ uh-fley-tuhs ]
/ əˈfleɪ təs /
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noun

inspiration; an impelling mental force acting from within.
divine communication of knowledge.

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Origin of afflatus

1655–65; <Latin afflātus a breathing on, equivalent to af-af- + flā- (stem of flāre to blow2) + -tus suffix of v. action
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British Dictionary definitions for afflatus

afflatus
/ (əˈfleɪtəs) /

noun

an impulse of creative power or inspiration, esp in poetry, considered to be of divine origin (esp in the phrase divine afflatus)
C17: Latin, from afflātus, from afflāre to breathe or blow on, from flāre to blow
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