spiritus lenis

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From Latin spīritus lēnis; literally, 'smooth breath'

Noun[edit]

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. (ἀ, ῤ)
    The spiritus lenis mark looks like a closing single quote.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈspiː.ri.tus ˈleː.nis/, [ˈspiː.rɪ.tʊs ˈɫeː.nɪs]

Noun[edit]

spīritus lēnis m (genitive spīritūs lēnis); fourth declension

  1. spiritus lenis