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Inertia

That want of power in matter to change its state either from rest to motion, or from motion to rest. Kepler calls it Vis inertiæ. (Ars in Latin is the Greek arete, power or inherent force; In-ars is the absence of this power.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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