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Lewis : profluo

profluo, prōflŭo, xi, xum, 3, v. n., to flow forth or along (class.). Lit.: Mosa profluit ex monte Vogeso, Caes. B. G. 4, 10: si lacrimae ab oculis et pituita a naribus profluent, Col. 6, 7, 11: umor profluit, Verg. G. 4, 25: sanguis profluens, Enn. ap. Cic. Tusc. 2, 16, 38: sudor, Just. 15, 4, 17: per fossas, Plin. 33, 4, 21, § 76: ad mare, Cic. Div. 1, 44, 100.

Transf. To cause a running or flow: gravedo profluit, Plaut. As. 4, 1, 51.

To be relaxed: videndum est an adstrictum corpus sit, an profluat, Cels. 3, 6: si venter profluit, id. 3, 6.

Trop., to flow forth, issue, proceed (class.): quae ab hoc fonte profluant, Varr. L. L. 8, § 62 Müll.: cujus ore sermo melle dulcior profluebat, Auct. Her. 4, 33, 44: equidem ab his fontibus profluxi ad hominum famam, Cic. Cael. 3, 6: ad incognitas artes, to proceed to, to fall or hit upon, Tac. A. 11, 26.

Hence, prōflŭens, entis, P. a., flowing along (class.). Lit.: aqua profluens, Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 1, 2.

Subst.: prōflŭens, entis, f. (sc. aqua), running water (class.): in profluentem deferri, Cic. Inv. 2, 50, 149; cf. Auct. Her. 1, 13, 23; Flor. 1, 1, 2; 4, 12, 9.

Trop., of speech, flowing, fluent: genus sermonis affert non liquidum, non fusum ac profluens, sed exile, aridum, concisum, Cic. de Or. 2, 38, 159: profluens et perennis loquacitas, id. ib. 3, 48, 185: profluens atque expedita celeritas, id. Brut. 61, 220: profluens quiddam habuit Carbo et canorum, id. de Or. 3, 7, 28: eloquentia, Tac. A. 13, 3.—Sup.: manuum suarum profluentissima largitas, Arn. in Psa. 104.

Hence, adv.: prōflŭenter, flowingly; trop., easily (class.): ergo omnia profluenter, absolute, prospere, Cic. Tusc. 5, 18, 53. —Comp., of speech, more fluently (postclass.): profluentius exsequi, Gell. 14, 1, 32.