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A particular spirit or quality.
- ‘Even when the Renaissance Neoplatonist Marsilio Ficino talked about the health of the scholar he meant to refer to the state of his spiritus.’
- ‘In animal organisms vital and cognitive functions depend on the spiritus.’
- ‘Forget the spiritual connotations of breath, spiritus, soul, or whatever.’
- ‘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.’
Latin, breath, spirit.
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