One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
with object To inflate or fill (chiefly figurative); to blow or breathe on.
Late 15th century; earliest use found in Higden's Polychronicon. From classical Latin afflāt-, past participial stem of afflāre to breathe or blow on, to inspire from af-, variant of ad- + flāre to blow.
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