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  • n. Plural form of flumen.

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Examples

  • One exception is the travesty of ‘super flumina Babylonis’, beginning ‘SU-su-PER-per’ and proceeding haltingly and confusedly through both text and music, perhaps mocking the efforts of inexpert singers.

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  • Fiery spirits or devils are such as commonly work by blazing stars, fire-drakes, or ignes fatui; which lead men often in flumina aut praecipitia, saith Bodine, lib.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Frigida (Daphne) boves ad flumina, nulla nec amnem

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Numquid minutissima sunt grana arenae? sed si arena amplius in navem mittatur, mergit illam; quam minutae guttae, pluviae? et tamen implent flumina, domus ejiciunt, timenda ergo ruina multiuidinis, si non magnitudinis.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Lumina quae modo fulmina, jam flumina lachrymarum, those burning torches are now turned to floods of tears.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Canicularis terras excoquit, et siccat flumina, ipse securus sedet sub arborea fronde, et ad doloris sui solatium, naribus suis gramineas redolet species, pascit oculos herbarum amiena viriditas, aures suavi modulamine demulcet pictarum concentus avium, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Eurial.ep. ad Lucretiam, apud Aeneam Sylvium; Rogas ut amare deficiam? roga montes ut in planum deveniant, ut fontes flumina repetant; tam possum te non amare ac suum Phoebus relinquere cursum.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • + Natos ad flumina primum deferimus saevoque gelu dura mus et undis.

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  • I recited the psalm “Super flumina Babylonis illic sedimus,” and then after a silent meditation I galloped after my belongings.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • Exeunt autem ab illo fonte versus nostri partes hemispherij, hoc est nobis de illo loco in occidentem quatuor flumina, Pyson, Gyon,

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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