A divine creative impulse or inspiration.
Mid 17th century: from Latin, from the verb afflare, from ad- ‘to’ + flare ‘to blow’.
“When he’s at his best he proves he has the afflatus of a creative genius!”
Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes/ A strong curse.
Early 16th century: from ecclesiastical Latin, ‘excommunicated person, excommunication’, from Greek anathema ‘thing dedicated’, (later) ‘thing devoted to evil, accursed thing’, from anatithenai ‘to set up’.