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  • AMENTUM — vide Iaculum: quod utrumque in Hippolyto Senecae occurrit. v. 812. et seqq. Amentum digitis tende prioribus, Et totis iaculum dirige viribus: ubi ex Sex. Pampeio Amentum, quo, ut mitti possent, vinciri consueverint iacula sive solcatum lora:… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Amentum — A*men tum, n.; pl. {Amenta}. Same as {Ament}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amentum — (lat., Bot.), Kätzchen, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Amentum [1] — Amentum (Kätzchen), s. Blütenstand …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Amentum [2] — Amentum (lat.), Wurf oder Schwungriemen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Améntum — (lat.), Blütenkätzchen, s. Kätzchen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Amentum — Ein griechischer Jüngling mit einem Amentum in der rechten Hand. Das Amentum war eine Speerschleuder in Form eines handlichen Lederriemens, der den Abwurf von Speeren effektiver machte.[1] Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Amentum — An amentum was a leather strap attached to a javelin used in ancient Greek athletics, which helped to increase the stability of the javelin in flight. Stability in flight was important in javelin competitions because it allowed the javelin to… …   Wikipedia

  • amentum — (entrée créée par le supplément) (a min tom ) s. m. Terme d antiquité romaine. Courroie repliée, fixée au milieu du javelot, et dans laquelle on engageait les deux premiers doigts de la main ; il servait à lancer l arme. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • amentum — n. long cylindrical cluster of small flowers without petals (also known as ament or catkin) …   English contemporary dictionary

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