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Additional material sourced from the Oxford English Dictionary.
Excretion of sweat through the skin
Latin 'perspirare', literally 'to blow or breathe through'; 'spirare', 'to blow, to breathe', is also the source of English 'spirit'
Urine-collecting organ in the human body
Old English 'blædre', ultimately from Proto-Indo-European base *bhle-, 'to blow' (whence also 'bloom' and 'blow' itself)
Chief god in Norse mythology
Old Norse 'Oðinn', ultimately from Proto-Germanic base *wet-, 'to blow, to inspire'
Unnecessary, excessive, redundant
Latin 'superfluus', literally 'overflowing', from 'super-', 'over' + 'fluere', 'to flow' (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bhel- (2), whence also English 'bowl' and 'bloat')
Any of several diseases characterized by a rash of skin pustules (usually qualified as with chicken-, cow-, etc.)
Respelling of Middle English 'pockes', 'pustules', ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bhu-, 'to blow'
Light and fluffy dish made by baking a froth of egg whites and other ingredients until it rises
French 'soufflé', 'puffed up', from Latin 'sufflare', literally 'to blow up from below'
The distinctive taste of something
Latin 'flator', 'odour', literally 'that which blows', from 'flare', 'to blow'
An antisocial, violent and often mentally disturbed person
Greek 'psykhe', 'mind' (akin to 'psykhein', 'to blow') + 'pathos', literally 'suffering'
(Buddhism) Freedom from karma and the endless cycle of death and rebirth
Sanskrit निर्वाण (Nirvāṇa), literally 'extinction', from 'nis-', 'out' + vâ, 'blowing'
Condition of the atmosphere with respect to temperature, cloudiness, etc.
Old English 'weder', ultimately from Proto-Indo-European base *we-, 'to blow' (whence also English 'wind')
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