Spiritus – from the Latin – with Marilyn
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.
From spirō (“breathe, respire; live”).
spīritus m (genitive spīritūs); fourth declension