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flātus , ūs, m. flo,
I.a blowing, breathing, snorting (mostly poet.; syn.: flamen, flabra, ventus, aura).
B. Transf., concr., the breath of life, the soul, Prud. στεφ. 3, 168.—
II. Trop.
A. A breath, breeze (the fig. being taken from wind): “cum prospero flatu fortunae utimur, ad exitus pervehimur optatos,Cic. Off. 2, 6, 19: “ad id, unde aliquis flatus ostenditur, vela do,id. de Or. 2, 44, 187. —
B. Pride, haughtiness (mostly in plur.): “det libertatem fandi flatusque remittat,Verg. A. 11, 346; Ov. A. A. 1, 715; Val. Fl. 3, 699; Stat. Th. 1, 321; 3, 192.
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