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sŭper -flŭo , ĕre, v. n. and
I.a.
I. Neutr., to run over, overflow (mostly postAug.; only once in Cic.; syn. redundo).
B. Trop.
1. To be superabundant, to superabound: “pecunia non superfluens,Sen. Ben. 1, 11, 5: “virgines,id. Contr. 1, 3, 4: “populus,id. ad Helv. 6, 11: “claritas,Plin. 4, 7, 11, § 24.—
b. Transf., to be superfluous: “nihil neque desit, neque superfluat,Quint. 8, 2, 22; so (opp. deesse) id. 12, 10, 16; cf. id. 10, 7, 13; Plin. 36, 15, 24, § 115.—
2. To have a superabundance of a thing: “cum Venetis Aquileia superfluit armis,Sil. 8, 606: “redundantes nos et superfluentes juvenili quādam dicendi impunitate et licentiā, etc.,Cic. Brut. 91, 316; cf.: “orator non satis pressus sed supra modum exsultans et superfluens,extravagant, Tac. Or. 18.—Absol.: “superbus et superfluens (sc. divitiis),Cat. 29, 7.— *
II. Act., to flow by or past: “nec quae dicentur, superfluent aures,Quint. 2, 5, 13 Spald.
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