mentum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mentum.

Noun[edit]

mentum (plural menta)

  1. (anatomy) The chin.
  2. (malacology) A chin-like projection below the mouth of certain mollusks.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *men- (to project).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mentum n (genitive mentī); second declension

  1. chin
  2. beard

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mentum menta
genitive mentī mentōrum
dative mentō mentīs
accusative mentum menta
ablative mentō mentīs
vocative mentum menta

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References[edit]

  • mentum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mentum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “mentum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette, s.v.mentum”.
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to see with the mind's eye: oculis mentis videre aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to be of sane mind: mentis compotem esse
    • (ambiguous) to be of sound mind: sanae mentis esse
    • (ambiguous) to obscure the mental vision: mentis quasi luminibus officere (vid. sect. XIII. 6) or animo caliginem offundere
    • (ambiguous) innate ideas: notiones animo (menti) insitae, innatae
    • (ambiguous) to lose one's composure; to be disconcerted: de statu suo or mentis deici (Att. 16. 15)
    • (ambiguous) to lose one's head, be beside oneself: sui (mentis) compotem non esse
    • (ambiguous) enthusiasm: ardor, inflammatio animi, incitatio mentis, mentis vis incitatior