|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A greater quantity than is wanted; superabundance; as, a superfluity of water; a superfluity of wealth.
2. (n.) The state or quality of being superfluous; excess.
3. (n.) Something beyond what is needed; something which serves for show or luxury.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
su-pur'-floo-us, su-per-floo'-i-ti (sara`; perissos (2 Corinthians 9:1), perisseia): According to the Levitical Law, "a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a fiat nose, or anything superfluous" could not fulfill priestly functions (Leviticus 21:18; Leviticus 22:23). According to Dillmann (Baentsch, BDB) the word should be rendered "a limb too long," but Ewald (following the Septuagint) suggests "having cropped ears." The only instance of superfluity occurs in James 1:21, the King James Version "superfluity of naughtiness"; according to Mayor "overflowing ebullition of malice" (the Revised Version (British and American) "overflowing of wickedness," margin "malice"); but the Greek word is used in other connections, e.g. of "grace" (Romans 5:17); "joy" (2 Corinthians 8:2).
Superfluity (5 Occurrences)
Mark 12:44 for they all did cast in of their superfluity; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, 'even' all her living. (ASV)
Luke 21:4 for all these did of their superfluity cast in unto the gifts; but she of her want did cast in all the living that she had. (ASV)
2 Corinthians 8:14 but that, by equalization of burdens, your superfluity having in the present emergency supplied their deficiency, their superfluity may in turn be a supply for your deficiency later on, so that there may be equalization of burdens. (WEY)
Exodus 26:12 And the superfluity in the curtains of the tent -- the half of the curtain which is superfluous -- hath spread over the hinder part of the tabernacle; (YLT)
Exodus 26:13 and the cubit on this side, and the cubit on that, in the superfluity in the length of the curtains of the tent, is spread out over the sides of the tabernacle, on this and on that, to cover it; (YLT)