Definition of efflo
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LNS
efflō, efflāre, efflāvī, efflātus
efflo
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to blow or breathe out
  2. to say with one's last breath
Abbreviations
ef-flo, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n., to blow or breathe out (mostly poet. and post-Aug. prose). Act. In gen.: (Sol) suos efflavit ignes, Lucr. 5, 652; cf.: ignes Aetnaeos faucibus, Verg. A. 7, 786: ignes ore et naribus, Ov. M. 2, 85: lucem elatis naribus (equi solis), Verg. A. 12, 115: mare patulis naribus, Ov. M. 3, 686; cf.: nimbos in sublime (balaenae), Plin. 9, 6, 6, § 16: pulverem, id. 29, 6, 39, § 138: vina somno, Stat. Th. 5, 209: omnem colorem, i. e. to lose, Lucr. 2, 833 et saep.: bestiolae si efflantur (vento), Varr. R. R. 1, 12, 2.

— Esp. freq.: animam, to breathe out one's life, to expire, Cic. Tusc. 1, 9 fin.; Plaut. Pers. 4, 4, 86: a milite omnis spes, id. Truc. 4, 4, 23; Cic. Mil. 18 fin.; Nep. Paus. 5, 4; Suet. Dom. 2; id. Aug. 99; for which also: extremum halitum, Cic. poet. Tusc. 2, 9, 22: vitam in nubila, Sil. 17, 557; and absol.: (anguem) Abicit efflantem, Cic. poet. Div. 1, 47, 106.

— Transf. * Of wounds: efflantes plagae, deadly, which let out life, Stat. Th. 8, 168.

— With an obj. acc. and inf., to say with one's last breath: quam verum est, quod moriens (Brutus) efflavit, non in re, sed in verbo tantum esse virtutem, Flor. 4, 7, 11.

— Neutr. (very seldom): flamma, Lucr. 6, 681; 699; Stat. Th. 10, 109; Ven. Fort. 4, 26, 128.
 
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