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  • If by "inspired by" Starbucks is suggesting the Latin "inspirare," to breathe or blow into, as in to breathe life into a new creation, perhaps.

    Inspired brand extension?

  • Calling has to do with spirit, and both in biblical Hebrew and Greek, the word "spirit" can be rendered as "breath," or "breath of life," the breathing in and breathing out of that which inspires (from Latin, inspirare), and in human experience, that sort of transaction overflows the confines of what we've come to think of as religion.

    John R. Coats: Does a Calling Have to Be Religious?

  • Inspiration comes from the Latin, inspirare, with an original meaning to "breathe in spirit."

    Russell Bishop: Decade Roundup: 7 Signs We Are Becoming More Spiritually Focused

  • William of Tocco on this point are worth transcribing: "Erat enim novos in sua lectione movens articulos, novum modum et clarum determinandi inveniens, et novas reducens in determinationibus rationes: ut nemo qui ipsum audisset nova docere, et novis rationibus dubia definire dubitaret, quod eum Deus novi luminis radiis illustrasset, qui statim tam certi c [oe] pisset esse judicii, ut non dubitaret novas opiniones docere et scribere, quas Deus dignatus esset noviter inspirare."

    On Prayer and The Contemplative Life

  • Inspire - from the Latin: inspirare, "to fill with breath.

    thank you sir may I have another

  • Manuale d’uso: inspirare, trattenere il fiato, espirare, godersi l’effetto.

    No Fat Clips!!! : MAGNAPASTA – I grandi cambiamenti


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  • Latin. To be breathed into. The root for inspiration.

    December 8, 2006