spiritus asper

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From Latin spīritus asper; literally, 'rough breath'

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spiritus asper (plural spiritus aspers)

  1. (orthography) A diacritic mark in Ancient Greek used to indicate aspiration of an initial vowel or rho.
    The spiritus asper mark looks like an opening single quote, as in the word εὑρίσκω (heurískõ), the word εὕρηκα (héurēka), or the word ἕξις (héxis, "habit").

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From spīritus 'breath, breathing' + asper 'rough, harsh'

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Noun[edit]

spīritus asper m (genitive spīritūs asperī); fourth declension

  1. spiritus asper