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rīvŭlus, i, m. dim. [rivus], a small brook, a rill, rivulet.

  1. I. Lit.: Almonis, Prud. στεφ. 10, 160; Vulg. Job, 20, 17: aquarum, id. Cant. 5, 12.
  2. 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).