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menta (mentha ), ae, f., = μίντη,, acc. to the myth, so called from Menthe or Minthe, a nymph who was changed by Proserpine into this plant, Ov. M. 10, 729; 8, 663; Plin. 19, 8, 47, § 159: “ructatrix,Mart. 10, 48, 10: “serpens, Col. poët. 10, 119. —Prov.: decimatis mentham et rutam et omne olus, et praeteritis judicium,” i. e. carefully attend to trifles and neglect weighty matters, Vulg. Luc. 11, 42; id. Matt. 23, 23.
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