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ēlŭvĭes, em, e, f. [eluo], a washing away of impurities, a flowing off, discharge.
- I. Lit., Plin. 2, 82, 84, § 197; Pall. 1, 40, 4; Juv. 3, 32: ventris, Lucil. ap. Non. 103, 33; Aur. Vict. Epit. 9 fin.
- II. In gen., an overflowing, an inundation of a river, etc.: eluvie mons est deductus in aequor, Ov. M. 15, 267; Tac. A. 13, 57.
- B. Meton., a chasm, abyss, ravine produced by the violent rushing of water, Curt. 5, 4 fin. (shortly before: vorago concursu cavata torrentium); 6, 4 fin.
In plur. (with voragines), id. 8, 11.
- III. Trop., of a ruinous law: ad illam labem atque eluviem civitatis pervenire, Cic. Dom. 20, 53 fin.