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ef-flōresco , rui, 3,
I.v. inch. n., to bloom or blossom.
I. Lit. (eccl. Lat.), Vulg. Sirach, 51, 19; id. Isa. 18, 5.—
II. Trop. (repeatedly in Cic.), to bloom, spring up, flourish (in youth, beauty, etc.): “ex rerum cognitione efflorescat et redundet oportet oratio,Cic. de Or. 1, 6, 20; cf.: “utilitas ex amicitia,id. Lael. 27; so id. Rep. 1, 29: “amor,id. Fin. 1, 20, 69: “si quidem efflorescit ingenii laudibus,Cic. Cael. 31, 76.
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