Lewis & Short

fulmentum, i. n. [contr. from fulcimentum, from fulcio], a prop, support.

  1. I. In gen., Vitr. 5, 1 fin.: porticus fulmentis Aquitanicis superba, i. e. columns, Sid. Ep. 2, 10 in Carm.
  2. II. In partic., a bedpost: Cels. 2, 15.
    Prov.: fulmenta lectum scandunt, the child wants to know more than its grandmother; or, perh., the servant wants to play the master, Varr. ap. Non. 206, 25.