afflatus: Word of the day for December 7, 2017

afflatus , n :
A sudden rush of creative impulse or inspiration, often attributed to divine influence. The Roman orator and philosopher Cicero, who first used the related Latin word adflātū in the “inspiration” sense in his work De Natura Deorum (The Nature of the Gods, 44 B.C.E.), died on this day in 43 B.C.E.