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spīrāmen , ĭnis, n. spiro.
I. A breathing - hole, passage for the breath, air-hole, thrill, vent (poet. and very rare): spiramina Naris, Enn. ap. Prisc. p. 691 P. (Ann. v. 265 Vahl.); Luc. 2, 183: “sunt qui spiramina terris Esse putant,id. 10, 247; cf.: “spiramina laxanda,Plin. 32, 10, 42, § 123.—
II. Abstr., a breathing, blowing (poet. and in post-class. prose), Luc. 6, 90: “ventorum spiramina,Amm. 17, 7, 11: “reficit spiramina fessi ignis,Stat. Th. 12, 268: “lacessitus longo spiraminis actu,Claud. Magn. 36: “interclusis spiraminibus interire,Arn. 2, 133.— Of the Holy Ghost, Rust. Help. Carm. 77.
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