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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Su*per"flu*ous
More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive; as, a superfluous price.

Etymology: L. superfluus overflowing; super over, above + fluere to flow. See Super-, and Fluent

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. More than is needed, desired, or required ("delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words")
  2. Serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

From Latin superfluus (“superfluous”), from superfluō (“overflow”), from super (“above, more than, over”) + fluō (“flow”). Compare mellifluous and fluid, also from Latin. Literally corresponds to overflow, which is from Germanic, rather than Latin.

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  • How unique is the name Superfluous? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Superfluous was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
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Past life for Superfluous born Mar 29, 1939

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Iran approximately on 950. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

You had an artistic personality, always transforming ugly into beauty, gray into bright colors. You would find an opportunity of creative self-expression in any situation. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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