Tag: Latin Etymology

August 20, 2015 /
August 20, 2015 /

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,…