spiro

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See also: spirò and spiro-

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

spiro (uncountable)

  1. Only in spiro compound

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spiro (accusative singular spiron, plural spiroj, accusative plural spirojn)

  1. breath

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spiro

  1. first-person singular present indicative of spirare

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)peys- (to blow, breathe). Cognate with Old English fisting (breaking wind), Albanian fryj (to blow, breath). More at fist, fise.

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Verb[edit]

present active spīrō, present infinitive spīrāre, perfect active spīrāvī, supine spīrātum

  1. I breathe, draw breath, respire.
  2. I blow, breathe, burst forth.
  3. (intransitive, with accusative) I breathe out, exhale, emit.
  4. (figuratively) I breathe, live, am alive (usually in the present participle).
  5. (figuratively) I am poetically inspired.
  6. (figuratively) I design, intend, express.

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