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mōmentum ī, n

1 MV-, a movement, motion : astra figurā suā momenta sustentant: momenta parva sequi, O.: animus momenta sumit utroque, i. e. fluctuates , O.An alteration, change, disturbance, movement, revolution : perleve fortunae: annonae, alteration in the price of corn , L.A make-weight, over-weight, that which turns the scales : eo (bello) quantumcumque virium momentum addiderint, rem omnem inclinaturos, L.An expenditure of strength, decisive effort, exertion : haud maiore momento fusi Galli sunt, quam, etc., L.A short time, brief space, moment, instant : parvis momentis multa natura adfingit: momento temporis, in a moment , L.: horae momento, on the instant , H.: momento unius horae, L.: momentum ut horae pereat, that a short hour be lost , Ph.— A little way : parvo momento antecedere, Cs.—Fig., a cause, circumstance, weight, influence, importance, moment : saepe in bello parvis momentis magni casūs intercederent, by trifling circumstances , Cs.: momenta omnia observare, all the circumstances : unam quamque rem momento suo ponderare, according to its importance : magnum in utramque partem momentum habere, influence , Cs.: nullum momentum in dando regno facere, decisive influence , L.: magnum attulit nostris ad salutem momentum, contributed largely , Cs.: cave quicquam habeat momenti gratia, influence : perpendens momenta officiorum, motives : parva momenta in spem metumque inpellere animos, trifling occasions , L.: momenta potentia, motives , O.: praebe nostrae momenta saluti, promote , O.: levi momento aestimare, prize lightly , Cs.: nullius momenti apud exercitum futurum, N.: levioris momenti consultatio, unimportant , L.: res maximi ad omnia momenti, L.: iuvenis, maximum momentum rerum civitatis, a power in the state , L.

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