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ῥεῦμα , ατος, τό, (ῥέω)
2. stream of a river, Hdt.2.20, 24; “. ΔιρκαῖονE.Supp.637, cf. IT401 (lyr.); τὸ τοῦ Νείλου . Pl. Ti.21e; also, eruption of lava, Th.3.116, Carc.5.7: metaph., stream or flood of men, “μεγάλῳ . φωτῶνA.Pers. 88 (anap.); . Περσικοῦ στρατοῦ ib.412, cf. E.IT1437; πολλῷ . προσνισσόμενοι S.Ant.129(anap.); so “ῥεύματα ἐπῶνCratin.186; “κλαυθμῶν καὶ ὀδυρμῶνPlu.2.609b.
II. that which is always flowing or changing, τὸ τῆς τύχης . . . μεταπίπτει ταχύ the ebb and flow of fortune, Men.Georg.Fr.2.
III. Medic., humour or discharge from the body, flux, rheum, “διὰ τῶν ῥινῶνHp. VM18; “. εἰς τοὺς πόδας κατεληλύθειLuc.Philops.6; “. νοσηματικάArist.Sens.444a13; στομάχου καὶ κοιλίας . Dsc.1.83; “κατασκῆψαι . εἰς τὰ νεῦραPaus.6.3.10: abs.,POxy.1088.1(i A.D.), Plu.Mar.34, etc.
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