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suf-flo (subflo ), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n. (rare; not in Cic. or Cæs.).
I. Act., to blow forth from below; to blow up, puff out, inflate.
2. To blow upon: “ignes,Plin. 34, 8, 19, § 79: “gladiatores decrepiti, quos si sufflasses, cecidissent,Petr. 45, 11: “prunas,Vulg. Isa. 54, 16.—*
B. Trop.: “nescio quid se sufflavit uxori suae,” i. e. got enraged, Plaut. Cas. 3, 3, 19.—
II. Neutr., to blow, puff at or upon any thing.
B. Trop.: “suffla: sum candidus,puff yourself up, Pers. 4, 20.—Hence, suf-flātus , a, um, P. a.
A. Lit., puffed up, bloated: sufflato corpore esse, Varr. ap. Non. 395, 8.—
B. Trop., blown out, puffed up, bloated, inflated with anger or pride; of language, inflated, tumid, pompous, bombastic: “sufflatus ille huc veniet,Plaut. Bacch. 4, 2, 21: neque auro aut genere aut multiplici scientiā Sufflatus, Varr. ap. Non. 46, 31: “(figura) recte videbitur appellari, si sufflata nominabitur,Auct. Her. 4, 10, 15; cf.: “sufflati atque tumidi (in dicendo),Gell. 7, 14, 5.—Comp., sup., and adv. do not occur.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Old Testament, Isaiah, 54.16
    • Plautus, Casina, 3.3
    • Plautus, Stichus, 5.4
    • Plautus, Bacchides, 4.2
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 11.62
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 7.14.5
    • Persius, Saturae, 4
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