Latin term for breath, often used figuratively to mean spirit.
- As I entered that all-too-familiar room, the creator spiritus took possession of me, held me in its clutches and chastised me for eight weeks, until the work was all but finished.
- In animal organisms vital and cognitive functions depend on the spiritus.
- Even when the Renaissance Neoplatonist Marsilio Ficino talked about the health of the scholar he meant to refer to the state of his spiritus.
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