Definition of amentum
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LNS
āmentum, āmentī
ἅμμα, ἅπτω, ἅμμα, ἅπτω; v. apo
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. a strap or thong
  2. a shoe-string
Abbreviations
āmentum, i, n. ἅμμα, ἅπτω; v. apo, a strap or thong, esp. upon missile weapons, by means of which they were thrown with greater force (cf. amento): amenta, quibus, ut mitti possint, vinciuntur jacula sive solearum lora, Paul. ex Fest. p. 12 Mull.: epistola ad amentum deligata, Caes. B. G. 5, 48 Herz.: inserit amento digitos, Ov. M. 12, 321: amenta torquent, Verg. A. 9, 665: umor jaculorum amenta emollierat, Liv. 37, 41 al.

—Rarely, a shoe-string: soleae sine amento, Plin. 34, 6, 14, § 31.
 
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