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spiritus asper

[spir-i-tuh s as-per; Latin spee-ri-too s ahs-per] /ˈspɪr ɪ təs ˈæs pər; Latin ˈspi rɪ tʊs ˈɑs pɛr/
noun
Origin
< Late Latin spīritus asper
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spiritus asper

/ˈspɪrɪtəs ˈæspə/
noun
1.
another term for rough breathing
Word Origin
Latin: rough breath
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