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ā-mens , mentis, adj.
I. Lit., out of one's senses, beside one's self, senseless, mad, insane, frantic, distracted (of every kind of passionate excitement; while insanus designates one diseased in mind; and excors or vecors, one that is without mind; “among the poets a favorite word with Verg. and Ov.): inceptio est amentium, haud amantium,Ter. And. 1, 3, 13: “homo amentissimus atque in omnibus consiliis praeceps,Cic. Phil. 5, 13: “o vecors et amens,id. Pis. 9: “arma amens capio,Verg. A. 2, 314: “in dies amentior,Suet. Aug. 65: “Ne trepides caeli divisis partibus amens,that thou tremble not senselessly at the divided heavens, Lucr. 6, 86: “lugubris et amens,Ov. M. 2, 334: “cursuque amens,Verg. A. 2, 321: “adspectu amens,id. ib. 4, 279; so id. ib. 12, 776; and with gen.: “amens animi,id. ib. 4, 203 (cf. Rudd. II. p. 73): “dolore amens,Ov. Tr. 1, 3, 92: “terrore amens,Liv. 32, 12: “amens invidiā,id. 8, 31: “amens metu,id. 23, 9; 1, 48: “periculi magnitudine amens et attonitus,Curt. 6, 9.—
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