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rīvŭlus , i, m. dim. rivus,
I.a small brook, a rill, rivulet.
I. Lit.: Almonis, Prud. στεφ. 10, 160; Vulg. Job, 20, 17: “aquarum,id. Cant. 5, 12.—
II. Trop. (only in Cic., who, on the other hand, uses rivus in the lit. sense): “influxit non tenuis quidam e Graeciā rivulus in hanc urbem, sed abundantissimus amnis illarum disciplinarum et artium,Cic. Rep. 2, 19, 34: “rivulos consectari, fontes rerum non videre,id. de Or. 2, 27, 117; so (opp. fontes) id. Ac. 1, 2, 8; id. Cael. 8, 19 (but the correct read. is ramuli, Cels. 7, 4, 1).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Old Testament, Canticles, 5.12
    • Cicero, For Marcus Caelius, 8.19
    • Cicero, On Oratory, 2.27
    • A. Cornelius Celsus, De Medicina, 7.4
    • Cicero, De Republica, 2.19
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