Definition of Afflatus

1. Noun. A strong creative impulse; divine inspiration. "Divine afflatus"

Generic synonyms: Inspiration



Definition of Afflatus

1. n. A breath or blast of wind.

Definition of Afflatus

1. Noun. A sudden rush of creative impulse or inspiration, often attributed to divine influence. ¹

2. Noun. A breath or blast of wind. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Afflatus

1. a creative inspiration [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Afflatus

1. 1. A breath or blast of wind. 2. A divine impartation of knowledge; supernatural impulse; inspiration. "A poet writing against his genius will be like a prophet without his afflatus." (Spence) Origin: L, fr. Afflare. See Afflation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Afflatus

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afflatus (current term)
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Literary usage of Afflatus

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1. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Ernest Cushing Richardson, Allan Menzies, Bernhard Pick (1903)
"THE DIVINE afflatus NOT IN FAULT IN THE SIN OF MAN, BUT THE HUMAN WILL WHICH WAS ADDITIONAL TO IT. But, you say, in what way soever the substance of the ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"... and whose individuality is cast upward in the divine afflatus, and dissolved and carried off in the recipient breath of angelic ministrants. ..."

3. History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes (1870)
"As afflatus is the permanent element, and personal leadership the transitory, it is likely that in the cases of the dwindling Communities, leadership has ..."

4. Psychologia: Or, An Account of the Nature of the Rational Soul: In Two Parts by John Broughton (1703)
"... afflatus, Breath 5 and But our only Difference in the Definition, ... the Word afflatus ought to be apply'd to the f» ' * •/ O fc ..."

5. The Divine Law of Cure by Warren Felt Evans (1884)
"Paul declares that all scripture is theopneustos, or given by a Divine afflatus. ... afflatus, that which is effected by a Divine ..."

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