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fundāmentum , i, n. id.,
I.a foundation, ground-work, basis (class.; mostly in plur.; cf. basis).
I. Lit.
(α). Sing. (rare): “quin cum fundamento (aedes) Perierint,Plaut. Most. 1, 2, 69: “substruere fundamentum,id. ib. 1, 2, 40.—
B. Transf., the bottom, = fundus: “qui a fundamento mihi usque movisti mare,id. ib. 2, 6, 55.—
II. Trop. (syn.: sedes, initium).
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