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  1. dormitive virtue(Noun)

    A type of tautology in which an item is being explained in terms of the item itself, only put in different (usually more abstract) words.

    Etymology: A calque translation of , virtus dormitiva, coined by Molière in The Imaginary Invalid. In the play, he lampoons a group of physicians providing an explanation in macaronic Latin of the sleep-inducing properties of opium as stemming from its "virtus dormitiva".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dormitive virtue in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dormitive virtue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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