mentior

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EtymologyEdit

Denominal verb from mēns, mentis (mind). The meaning "to lie" stems from a semantic shift "to be inventive, have second thoughts" > "to lie, conjure up".

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VerbEdit

present active mentior, present infinitive mentīrī, perfect active mentītus sum (deponent)

  1. I lie, deceive
  2. I pretend, feign

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Last modified on 10 February 2014, at 19:17