Spiritus – flowing, sibilant, rushing, sounds a lot more like breathing — living — than that thumping plosive Middle English or Anglo-Saxon equivalent. A pick-me-up; young Marilyn Monroe doing cartwheels on the beach. Latin Etymology From spirō (“breathe, respire; live”). Pronunciation /ˈspiː.ri.tus/ Noun spīritus m (genitive spīritūs); fourth declension breath, breathing light breeze spirit, ghost energy pride, arrogance via spiritus – Wiktionary.
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