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spiritus asper

[spir-i-tuh s as-per; Latin spee-ri-too s ahs-per]
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noun
  1. rough breathing.
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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

noun
  1. another term for rough breathing
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Word Origin

Latin: rough breath
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