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suf-fulcĭo (subf- ), fulsi, fultum, 4, v. a., prop underneath, to underprop, prop up, support (mostly ante- and post-class.; not in Cic.).
I. Lit.: “porticus paribus suffulta columnis,Lucr. 4, 427: “maxillas et cervices pulvillis,App. M. 10, p. 248, 26: “lectica Syris suffulta,” i. e. borne, carried, Mart. 9, 3, 11.—Absol.: “nisi suffulcis firmiter, Non potes subsistere,Plaut. Ep. 1, 1, 77: “vestis imum tegat suffulta latus,lying on it, Sen. Troad. 105.—
II. Trop.: “propterea capitur cibus, ut suffulciat artus,Lucr. 4, 868; so, “artus,id. 4, 951. (In Plaut. Mil. 2, 2, 54, the correct read. is suffigit; v. Ritschl ad h. l.)
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