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mentum , i, n. root men-, min-, to project; cf.: minae, minari, etc.,
I.the chin of persons and animals; also, the chin with the hair that grows on it, the beard.
II. Transf., in archit., the projecting part of a cornice, which casts off the rain, the coping, Vitr. 4, 3, 6.
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    • Cicero, Against Verres, 2.4.94
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 6.809
    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 4.3.6
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