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Lewis : fluentum

fluentum, flŭentum, i, n. fluo, a flow, flood; in concr., running water, a stream, river. Lit. (poet. and in post-class. prose; usually in plur.): fluenta Lubrica, Lucr. 5, 949: Xanthi, Verg. A. 4, 143: rauca (Cocyti), id. ib. 6, 327: Tiberina, id. ib. 12, 35: cum inter fluenta tibiis fidibusque concineret, i. e. by the Euripus, Flor. 2, 8, 9: Jordanis, Vulg. Num. 13, 30.—In sing., App. de Deo Socr. p. 52; Aus. Mos. 10, 59; Avien. Perieg. 32; Prud. στεφ . 12, 32.—Of milk: tonans (Juppiter) suxit fluenta mammarum, Arn. 4, 141.

Transf., a stream of fire (cf. fluctus, II. A. 2.): flammarum, App. de Mundo, p. 73 (shortly before, flumina); a stream or current of air, Lucr. 5, 278; al. fluenteis for fluentis.