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ămĕs , ĭtis, prob. m. cf. amentum,
I.a pole or fork, esp. for holding and spreading bird-nets: amites: perticae aucupales, Paul. ex Fest. p. 12 Müll.: aut amite levi rara tendit retia, * Hor. Epod. 2, 33; Pall. Sept. 12. —Also for bearing a litter or sedan: “amites basternarum,Pall. Jun. 2, 3.
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