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Lewis : figmentum

figmentum, figmentum, i, n. id. (post-class.), formation (cf. fictio). In gen. In abstr.: verborum, the forming of new words, Gell. 20, 9, 1.

In concr., a figure, image: animalis, Gell. 5, 12, 12: figmento deae caelitus lapso, Amm. 22, 9: aerea figmenta, id. 14, 6, 8.

Any thing made, a production, creation, Vulg. Isa. 29, 16 al.

In partic., a fiction: po√ętarum, Lact. 7, 22: somniorum, App. M. 4, p. 155.