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mentior ītus, īrī, dep.

1 MAN-, to invent, assert falsely, lie, cheat, deceive, pretend : Si quicquam invenies me mentitum, T.: Hoc iuvat, non mentior, H.: plurimis de rebus: ne ioco quidem, N.: ille, satum quo te mentiris, pretend , V.: certam me sum mentitus habere Horam, quae, etc., O.—Of things, to deceive, impose upon : frons, oculi, voltus persaepe mentiuntur: in quibus nihil umquam vetustas mentita sit.— To lie about, assert falsely, make a false promise about, feign, counterfeit, imitate : tantam rem, devise such a falsehood , S.: auspicium, L.: titulum Lyciscae, assume falsely , Iu.: ita mentitur (sc. Homerus), fables , H.— Fig.: Spem mentita seges, disappointed , H.: Nec varios discet mentiri lana colores, to assume , V.

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