spiritus lenis

[spir-i-tuh s lee-nis; Latin spee-ri-too s ley-nis]

Origin of spiritus lenis

From the Late Latin word spīritus lēnis
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British Dictionary definitions for spiritus lenis

spiritus lenis

noun
  1. another term for smooth breathing

Word Origin for spiritus lenis

Latin: gentle breath
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