spiritus asper

[ spir-i-tuh s as-per; Latin spee-ri-too s ahs-per ]
/ ˈspɪr ɪ təs ˈæs pər; Latin ˈspi rɪ tʊs ˈɑs pɛr /

noun

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Origin of spiritus asper

From the Late Latin word spīritus asper
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British Dictionary definitions for spiritus asper

spiritus asper
/ (ˈspɪrɪtəs ˈæspə) /

noun

another term for rough breathing

Word Origin for spiritus asper

Latin: rough breath
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