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spīrō āvī, ātus, āre,

to breathe, draw breath, respire: dum spirare potero: ne spirare quidem sine metu possunt: sunt qui ab eo (Clodio) spirante forum putent potuisse defendi, i. e. while alive: margarita viva ac spirantia saxis avelli, Ta.: spirantia consulit exta, still panting, V.: non sunt ausi admovere (corpori), velut spiranti, manūs, Cu.: graviter spirantis copia thymbrae, i. e. of strong odor, V.: Di maris et terrae . . . spirate secundi, i. e. be propitious, V.—With acc, to breathe out, exhale, emit: flammas, L.: flamina, O.: divinum odorem, V.—To breathe, blow, be exhaled, burst forth: Letiferis calidi spirarunt flatibus austri, O.: Quā vada non spirant, rage, V.: fervet fretis spirantibus aequor, boiling, V.—Fig., to breathe, live, be alive: videtur Laeli mens spirare etiam in scriptis: spirat adhuc amor puellae, H.: Parii lapides spirantia signa, V.—To be inspired, have poetic inspiration: Quod spiro, tuum est, H. —With acc, to breathe forth, exhale, be full of, be inspired with, aim at: mendacia, Iu.: amores, H.: tribunatum, L.: maiora, Cu.: immane, V.

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