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ā-mens, mentis, adj.

  1. I. Lit., out of one’s senses, beside one’s self, senseless, mad, insane, frantic, distracted (of every kind of passionate excitement; while insanus designates one diseased in mind; and excors or vecors, one that is without mind; among the poets a favorite word with Verg. and Ov.): inceptio est amentium, haud amantium, Ter. And. 1, 3, 13: homo amentissimus atque in omnibus consiliis praeceps, Cic. Phil. 5, 13: o vecors et amens, id. Pis. 9: arma amens capio, Verg. A. 2, 314: in dies amentior, Suet. Aug. 65: Ne trepides caeli divisis partibus amens, that thou tremble not senselessly at the divided heavens, Lucr. 6, 86: lugubris et amens, Ov. M. 2, 334: cursuque amens, Verg. A. 2, 321: adspectu amens, id. ib. 4, 279; so id. ib. 12, 776; and with gen.: amens animi, id. ib. 4, 203 (cf. Rudd. II. p. 73): dolore amens, Ov. Tr. 1, 3, 92: terrore amens, Liv. 32, 12: amens invidiā, id. 8, 31: amens metu, id. 23, 9; 1, 48: periculi magnitudine amens et attonitus, Curt. 6, 9.
  2. II. Meton., foolish, stupid: homo audacissimus atque amentissimus, Cic. Verr. 1, 3, 7 (cf. a little before: quod cum incredibili ejus audaciā singularis stultitia conjuncta est).
    Of things: amentissimum consilium, Cic. Att. 7, 10: cogor amenti caeca furore, Cat. 64, 197: impetus amens, Luc. 4, 279 al.
    Adv. not used.

āmento, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. [amentum].

  1. I. Lit., to furnish with a strap or thong; esp. of the javelin, to the middle of which a strap was fastened, so that it might be thrown with greater force (very rare; only twice in Cic.): hastae amentatae, Cic. Brut. 78, 271.
    Trop., of discourse: amentatae hastae (i. e. apta et parata argumenta), Cic. de Or. 1, 57, 242 (so Juv. sagittae and jaculator, q. v.).
  2. II. Transf., poet., to hurl or dart the javelin by means of a thong: cum jaculum parvā Libysamentavit habenā, * Luc. 6, 221.
    And of the wind, which gives an impetus to motion, as a thong to the dart: amentante Noto, Sil. 14, 422.