Delano Posted July 13, 2022 Author Report Share Posted July 13, 2022 Inspiration mean to breathe in spirit. I was looking up the etymology of the word and found the following. I am 3/4 through, Thank You @Mel Hopkins The sense evolution seems to be from "breathe into" to "infuse animation or influence," thus "affect, rouse, guide or control," especially by divine influence. Inspire (v.) in Middle English also was used to mean "breath or put life or spirit into the human body; impart reason to a human soul." Literal sense "act of inhaling" attested in English from 1560s. Meaning "one who inspires others" is attested by 1867. https://www.etymonline.com/word/inspiration 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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