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spiritus lenis

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] spīritus lēnis, lit. 'smooth breath'

Noun

spiritus lenis

  1. (orthography) A diacritic mark in Ancient Greek used to indicate absence of aspiration for an initial vowel, and sometimes for a rho.

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Latin

Etymology

From spīritus 'breath, breathing' + lēnis 'smooth, mild'

Noun

spīritus lēnis (genitive spīritūs lēnis); m, fourth declension

  1. spiritus lenis

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