Definition of amentia
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1.
LNS
āmentia, āmentiae
amens
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. the being out of one's senses, beside one's self, madness, insanity
  2. Folly, stupidity
  3. Malice, malignity
Abbreviations
āmentia, ae, f. amens, the being out of one's senses, beside one's self, madness, insanity. Lit.: animi adfectionem lumine mentis carentem nominaverunt amentiam eandemque dementiam, Cic. Tusc. 3, 5, 10: Di monerint meliora atque amentiam averruncassint tuam, Pac. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, ยง 102 Mull., and in Paul. ex Fest. p. 373 Mull. (Trag. Rel. p. 90 Rib.): heu cor ira fervit caecum, amentiā rapior ferorque, Att. ap. Non. 503, 7 (Trag. Rel. p. 194 Rib.): Quor meam senectutem hujus sollicito amentiā, Ter. And. 5, 3, 16: Quae istast pravitas, Quaeve amentiast ...? id. Heaut. 5, 2, 21; id. Hec. 4, 4, 50 (not elsewhere in Ter.): flagrare cupiditate atque amentiā, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 34: amentiā atque audaciā praeditus, id. ib. 2, 2, 42; Ov. M. 5, 511: tanta vis amentiae verius quam amoris mentem turbaverat, Liv. 3, 47; 23, 9: Percutiat te Dominus amentiā, Vulg. Deut. 28, 28; ib. Zach. 12, 4.

— Meton. Folly, stupidity (cf. amens, II.): si quem amentia verset, Hor. S. 2, 3, 249.

— Malice, malignity (eccl. Lat.): propter multitudinem amentiae (tuae), Vulg. Os. 9, 7.
 
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