Pronounced: KOM-uh-nate, verb

Notes: My guess at the meaning was way off

Yesterday’s word

The word afflated means “having inspiration; inspired”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

Our word comes from the obsolete verb afflate (to inspire), which came from the Latin word afflātus, which is the past participle of afflāre (to breathe upon), from af- (towards) and flāre (to blow). I find it interesting that we still have afflated, but afflate is obsolete.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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