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Lewis : affluo

affluo afflŭo (better adf-), xi, xum, 3, v. a. and n., to flow or run to or toward; with ad or dat. Lit., of water: aestus bis adfluunt bisque remeant, Plin. 2, 97, 99, § 212: Rhenus ad Gallicam ripam placidior adfluens, Tac. A. 4, 6.—In the lang. of the Epicurean philos., of the flow of atoms from an object, as the cause of perception (cf. aestus, II. C.), Cic. N. D. 1, 19, 49.

Poet., of time: Maecenas meus adfluentes Ordinat annos, flowing on, increasing, = accrescentes, Hor. C. 4, 11, 19.

Transf. Of persons, to come to in haste, to hasten to, to run or flock to or toward (only poet. and in the histt. from the Aug. per.): ingentem comitum adfluxisse Invenio numerum, Verg. A. 2, 796: copiae adfluebant, Liv. 39, 31: adfluentibus auxiliis Gallorum, Tac. H. 4, 25: multitudo adfluens, id. A. 4, 41.

Of food, to flow down: cibo adfluente, Suet. Claud. 44.—Trop.: si ea sola voluptas esset, quae ad eos (sensus) cum suavitate adflueret et inlaberetur, Cic. Fin. 1, 11: nihil ex istis locis litterarum adfluxit, id. Q. Fr. 3, 3: incautis amor, Ov. R. A. 148: opes adfluunt subito, repente dilabuntur, Val. Max. 6, 9 fin.— Aliquā re, to flow with a thing in rich abundance, to overflow with, to abound in, to have in abundance (more elevated than abundo; hence adfluens in Cic. Oratt. is much more freq. than abundans): frumento, Plaut. Ps. 1, 2, 57: divitiis honore et laude, Lucr. 6, 13: voluptatibus, Cic. Fin. 2, 28, 93: cui cum domi otium atque divitiae adfluerent, Sall. C. 36, 4: ubi effuse adfluunt opes, Liv. 3, 26.—Hence, afflŭ-ens (adf-), entis, P. a., flowing abundantly with a thing, having in abundance or superfluity; abounding in; abundant, rich, copious, numerous: Asiatico ornatu, Liv. Andron. ap. Prisc. 1, 10: unguentis, Cic. Sest. 8: urbs eruditissimis hominibus, liberalissimisque studiis adfluens, id. Arch. 3; so id. Rosc. Com. 10; id. Verr. 2, 5, 54; id. Clu. 66; id. Agr. 2, 30; id. de Or. 3, 15; id. Off. 1, 43; id. Lael. 16 al.: uberiores et adfluentiores aquae, Vitr. 8, 1.—Poet.: homo vestitu adfluens, in ample, flowing robes, Phaedr. 5, 1, 22: ex adfluenti, in abundance, profusely, Tac. H. 1, 57 al.—Sup., Sol. c. 50; Aug. Conf. 2, 6.—Adv.: afflŭente (adf-), richly, copiously, App. M. 4.—Comp., Cic. Tusc. 5, 6; Nep. Att. 14; Tac. A. 15, 54.