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enthusiasm

Archaic extravagant or unbalanced religious fervour
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I use "enthusiasm" here as something of a technical term, referring to its etymology from the Greek enthousiasmos, which means "having a god within" or being inspired.
Mas precisamente, enthousiasmos es un sustantivo de accion, algo caracteristico de los sustantivos que terminan en --smos (23), y significa, por tanto, la accion de tener un dios adentro.
Cervantes offers a burlesque parody of the classical poetic furor of enthousiasmos induced by the invocation of the Muses, since the foolish poets' "vaguidos" point to a version of poetic dementia.