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āmentum , i, n. ἅμμα, ἅπτω; v. apo,
I.a strap or thong, esp. upon missile weapons, by means of which they were thrown with greater force (cf. amento): amenta, quibus, ut mitti possint, vinciuntur jacula sive solearum lora, Paul. ex Fest. p. 12 Müll.: “epistola ad amentum deligata,Caes. B. G. 5, 48 Herz.: “inserit amento digitos,Ov. M. 12, 321: “amenta torquent,Verg. A. 9, 665: “umor jaculorum amenta emollierat,Liv. 37, 41 al.—Rarely, a shoe-string: “soleae sine amento,Plin. 34, 6, 14, § 31.
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