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af-fundo (better adf- ), ūdi, ūsum, 3, v. a.
I. To pour to, upon, or into, to sprinkle or scatter on (poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
B. Trop., to add to, to send or despatch to some place in haste: “equorum tria milia cornibus adfunderentur,Tac. Agr. 35: “adfundere vitam alicui,to give life, vitality, to, id. A. 6, 28.—
II. Adfundere se or adfundi, poet., to cast one's self to the ground: adfusa (stretched out, prostrate) poscere vitam, Ov. M. 9, 605: “adfusaeque jacent tumulo,prostrate upon the tomb, id. ib. 8, 539; so Stat. Th. 686.—In prose: “Cleopatra adfusa genibus Caesaris,throwing herself at, Flor. 4, 2.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 8.539
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 9.605
    • Tacitus, Annales, 13.16
    • Tacitus, Annales, 6.28
    • Tacitus, Historiae, 5.23
    • Tacitus, Agricola, 35
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.24
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.29
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