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spiritus Line breaks: spir|itus
Pronunciation: /ˈspɪrɪtʊs/

Definition of spiritus in English:


A particular spirit or quality.
Example sentences
  • 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.


Latin, 'breath, spirit'.

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