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ē-mentĭor , ītus, 4,
I.v. dep. a., to put forth or utter falsely, to feign, fabricate, pretend (class.): “quae dixisti modo, Omnia ementitus,Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 255: “aliquid,Cic. Balb. 2, 5; id. Phil. 2, 33, 83; id. Opt. Gen. 7, 21; Sall. C. 49, 4; Liv. 9, 18; 21, 63, 5 al.—And with acc. and inf. as object, Cic. Planc. 30, 73; Liv. 1, 8; Suet. Calig. 51; Tac. A. 2, 66; 13, 47; id. H. 2, 42 al.; “also: aliquem,to feign being any one, Plaut. Trin. 4, 2, 143; Petr. 82, 3.—Absol.: “ego haec omnia Chrysogonum fecisse dico, ut ementiretur, etc.,Cic. Rosc. Am. 44; id. Div. 1, 9; Suet. Caes. 66; cf.: “alii ementiti sunt in eos, quos oderant,Cic. Part. 14, 50: “concessum est rhetoribus ementiri in historiis,to depart from truth, id. Brut. 11, 42.!*? ēmentītus , a, um, in pass. signif., forged, fabricated, pretended, C. Memmius ap. Prisc. p. 793 P.; Cic. Phil. 2, 35; id. N. D. 2, 21, 56; id. Tusc. 3, 24, 58; Apul. M. 4, 5, p. 245; Diet. Cret. 1, 20.
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