From ex- (“out of”) + fluō (“flow”).
effluō (present infinitive effluere, perfect active efflūxī); third conjugation, no supine stem, limited passive
- (intransitive, of liquids) I flow or run forth or out; escape.
- (intransitive, in general) I go out, issue forth.
- (intransitive) I vanish, disappear, melt away.
- (intransitive, figuratively) I pass away, vanish, disappear.
- (intransitive) I leak out, become known, transpire.
- (transitive) I cause to flow; I cause to escape.
- effluo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- effluo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- effluo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- a thing escapes, vanishes from the memory: aliquid excidit e memoria, effluit, excidit ex animo