exhalation vs halitus what difference

what is difference between exhalation and halitus

English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

exhalation (countable and uncountable, plural exhalations)

  1. The act or process of exhaling; breathing out
  2. That which is exhaled, or which rises in the form of vapor, fume, or steam
    • 1894, Ivan Dexter, Talmud: A Strange Narrative of Central Australia, published in serial form in Port Adelaide News and Lefevre’s Peninsula Advertiser (SA), Chapter II, [1]
      For a week the party watched the flood, and each day it receded to a considerable extent. A thick deposit of mud was left behind, but though the sun shone out warmly no offensive exhalations arose.
  3. A bright phenomenon; a meteor.

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛɡ.za.la.sjɔ̃/

Noun

exhalation f (plural exhalations)

  1. exhalation

Related terms

  • exhaler

Further reading

  • “exhalation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

Latin halitus

Noun

halitus (plural halituses or halitus)

  1. A vapour.
    • 1932, Dorothy L. Sayers, Have His Carcase, chapter 1
      She had not realised how butcherly the severed vessels would look, and she had not reckoned with the horrid halitus of blood, which steamed to her nostrils under the blazing sun.

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈha.li.tus/, [ˈhälʲɪt̪ʊs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈa.li.tus/, [ˈɑːlit̪us]

Noun

hālitus m (genitive hālitūs); fourth declension

  1. breath, exhalation
  2. steam, vapour

Declension

Fourth-declension noun.

Descendants

  • Italian: alito
  • Spanish: hálito

References

  • halitus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • halitus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • halitus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

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