afflatus – definition of afflatus by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

Afflatus, n.

A strong creative impulse, especially as a result of divine inspiration.

Latin affltus, from past participle of afflre, to breathe on : ad-, ad- flre, to blow

Close friend to inspiration, whose roots are also “inflationary” in nature:

Middle English enspiren, from Old French enspirer, from Latin inspirare : in-, into; see in-2 + spirare, to breathe.

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