previous next
prŏfūsĭo , ōnis, f. profundo,
I.a pouring out, shedding, effusion (post-Aug.).
I. Lit.: “profusio sanguinis,Cels. 2, 7; 7, 21: “alvi,looseness, diarrhœa, id. 2, 7; 7, 21.—
B. In partic., a pouring out, libation of wine, milk, water, blood, and other fluids on graves; plur., Inscr. Marin. Frat. Arv. p. 562; Inscr. Fabr. p. 147, 182; “or in offering sacrifices: si focos odorati aut veteris vini profusione madefecerint,Lact. 6, 1, 5.—
II. Transf., prodigality, profusion: “infinitae sumptuum profusiones,Vitr. 10 praef.; Suet. Ner. 30: “nimia,Plin. Ep. 2, 4, 4: “clementiae,Tert. Poen. 8.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: