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afflatus

af·fla·tus

afflatus

pronunciation:
fleI ts
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part of speech: noun
inflections: afflatuses
definition: creative impulse; inspiration.
similar words:
inspiration
Word Parts
The word afflatus contains the following parts:
af- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix af- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "f," such as fil1 and fix. See ad-.
flat Latin root that means blow, puff