Montem
Montem Mon"tem, n. [L. ad montem to the hillock. See {Mount}, n.] A custom, formerly practiced by the scholars at Eton school, England, of going every third year, on Whittuesday, to a hillock near the Bath road, and exacting money from all passers-by, to support at the university the senior scholar of the school. [1913 Webster]

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  • montem — /monˈtem/ noun A former custom of Eton boys to go every third Whit Tuesday to a hillock on the Bath road and exact ‘salt money’ from passers by, for the university expenses of the senior scholar or school captain ORIGIN: L ad montem to the hill …   Useful english dictionary

  • montem — noun A custom, now discontinued, of Eton schoolboys to go to a hill on the Bath road every third Whit Tuesday to demand salt money from passers by …   Wiktionary

  • Montem Mound — The Montem Mound is a mysterious and ancient mound of earth. It lies on Montem Lane, around half a mile west of central Slough, Berkshire, overlooking the Chalvey Brook, a minor tributary of the River Thames. The mound is a Scheduled Ancient… …   Wikipedia

  • Eton Montem — ).Montem is first reported in William Malim s consuetudinarium (book of customs) of 1561, when it seems to have been an initiation cermony for new boys, who were scattered with salt (which can mean wit as well as salt ) at the mound.By the… …   Wikipedia

  • Ad Montem — (a. Geogr.), der jetzige Berg Amden in der Schweiz …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • SINUS Salutaris — idem, vel certe proximus portui Gabrantonicorum in ora Angliae orientali inter ostia Abi et Vedrae esse videtur, reste Camdenô. Vide Ibi. Addantur hîc Sinus maris Mediterranei, a sreto Herculeo, ubi mare Mediterraneum initium sumit, inchoando, a… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • REGIONES — non modo provinciarum, sed etiam urbium magnarum partes sunt. REGIONES URBIS ROMAE QUATUORDECIM EX PUBLIO VICTORE, SEXTO RUFO, ET ALIIS. 1. Porta Capena; inter Caeliomontanam ad ortum et Aventinum montem ad occasum ac inter Piscinam publicam et… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • BRIGANTIO — A Claudio Ptolemaeo, in Alpibus Cottiis, quas cum ceteris Alpibus Italiae attribuit, ponuntur Segusiam, quorum urbes Segusium, et Brigantium: Σεγουςιανοὶ, ὧν πόλεις Σεγούςιον καὶ Βριγάντιον. Ubi forsitan legendum est Σεγουςίων καὶ Βριγαντίων,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • TRIBUS — aut a numero, quia tres primitus apud Romanos erant, aut tributo quod pendebant, (teste Fazellô) dictae sunt partes in quas populus vel civitas dividitur, ab aliquibus ortum ducentes. Veluti tribus Israel a filiis Iacob originem traheutes; quibus …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • DACI — pop. erant Transrhenani, Danubio fluv. et Anartibus, silvaeque Hercyniae finitimi, quos olim Hungariae partem habitasse plerique tradunt, et post in maritima loca Norvegiae proxime cessisse. Lucan. l. 2. v. 53. Hinc Dacus, premat inde Getes. Stat …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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