Definition of libamentum
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LNS
lībāmentum, lībāmentī
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. that which is poured out in offerings to the gods, a drinkoffering, libation
  2. That which is tasted
  3. A trial, first attempt, a sample, specimen
Abbreviations
lībāmentum, i, n. id., that which is poured out in offerings to the gods, a drinkoffering, libation (class.). Lit.: ut sacrificiorum libamenta serventur, Cic. Leg. 2, 12, 29: libamenta Veneri solvere, Just. 12, 10, 4: haec ego nascentes laetus bacchatus ad aras libamenta tuli, offerings, Stat. S. 3, 1, 163: dona magnifica, quasi libamenta praedarum, first-fruits, Cic. Rep. 2, 24, 44: haec est lex sacrificii et libamentorum, Vulg. Lev. 6, 14 (cf. libamen, I. A.).

— Trop. That which is tasted: varia illa libamenta, Sen. Ep. 84, 5.

— A trial, first attempt, a sample, specimen (post-class. and very rare): primitias quasdam et quasi libamenta ingenuarum artium dedimus, Gell. N. A. praef. ยง 13; id. 16, 8, 15.
 
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