spiritus

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spiritus m ‎(plural spiritussen or spiritus, diminutive spiritusje n)

  1. methylated spirit
  2. (orthography) A kind of diacritic used on Ancient Greek vowels to indicate aspiration or lack thereof. See spiritus asper and spiritus lenis.

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EtymologyEdit

From spirō ‎(I breathe, I respire; I live).

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NounEdit

spīritus m ‎(genitive spīritūs); fourth declension

  1. breath, breathing
    • Classicorum auctorum e Vaticanicis codicibus editorum tomus V., Rome, 1833, p.595:
      Spiritus sunt duo dasia et psile.
  2. light breeze
  3. spirit, ghost
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Genesis.1.2
      terra autem erat inanis et vacua et tenebrae super faciem abyssi et spiritus Dei ferebatur super aquas
      And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.
  4. energy
  5. pride, arrogance

InflectionEdit

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative spīritus spīritūs
genitive spīritūs spīrituum
dative spīrituī spīritibus
accusative spīritum spīritūs
ablative spīritū spīritibus
vocative spīritus spīritūs

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ReferencesEdit

  • spiritus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • spiritus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to breathe, live: animam, spiritum ducere
    • to breathe the air: aera spiritu ducere
    • to suffocate a person: spiritum intercludere alicui
    • to give up the ghost: extremum vitae spiritum edere
    • inspired: divino quodam spiritu inflatus or tactus
    • to be haughty: magnos spiritus sibi sumere (B. G. 1. 33)
    • to lower a person's pride: spiritus alicuius reprimere
    • patrician arrogance; pride of caste: spiritus patricii (Liv. 4. 42)
    • to assume a despotic tone: regios spiritus sibi sumere
    • to destroy a despotism, tyranny: regios spiritus reprimere (Nep. Dion. 5. 5)
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