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af-flo (better adf-), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n.

  1. I. Lit., to blow or breathe on; constr. with acc. or dat.
    Of the air: udam (fabam) ventus adflavit, Plin. 18, 17, 44, § 155: adflantur vineta noto, Stat. S. 5, 1, 146: crinem sparsum cervicibus adflare, Ov. M. 1, 542: adflatus aurā, Suet. Tib. 72.
    Also of other things which exert an influence upon bodies, like a current of air; e. g. fire, light, vapor, etc.: et calidum membris adflare vaporem, and breathe a glow (lit. a warm vapor) upon our limbs, Lucr. 5, 508: veiut illis Canidia adflāsset, Hor. S. 2, 8, 95: nos ubi primus equis oriens adflavit anhelis, Verg. G. 1, 250; cf. id. A. 5, 739: ignibus (fulminum) adflari, Ov. Tr. 1, 9, 22: adflati incendio, touched, scorched, Liv. 30, 6: flammā ex Aetnā monte, id. Fragm. Serv. ad Verg. G. 1, 472.
    So, adflari sidere = siderari, to be seized with torpor or paralysis (v. sideror and sideratio), Plin. 2, 41, 41, § 108: odores, qui adflarentur e floribus, were wafted, exhaled, Cic. Sen. 17; Prop. 3, 27, 17.
  2. II. Trop., to blow or breathe to or on.
    1. A. As v. act., to bear or bring to; constr. alicui aliquid: sperat sibi auram posse aliquam adflari voluntatis, Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 13: rumoris nescio quid adflaverat, frequentiam non fuisse, id. Att. 16, 5: alicui aliquid mali faucibus adflare, Auct. ad Her. 4, 49.
      So poet.: adflare alicui honores, to breathe beauty upon one, i. e. to impart to, Verg. A. 1, 591: indomitis gregibus Venus adflat amores, Tib. 2, 4, 57.
    2. B. As v. neutr., to be favorable to, to be friendly or propitious to: Felix, cui placidus leniter adflat Amor, Tib. 2, 1, 80.