Yes, I think, based on these definitions from a couple of Latin-English dictionaries:
1 opinion, feeling, way of thinking
2 thought, meaning, sentence or period
a way of thinking, opinion, judgment, sentiment, thought, notion, purpose, determination, decision, will, desire
I tend to start here for definitions:
I am a fellow medievalist, but my university taught classical as the default.
I had a year of very basic classical Latin in high school (pretty much useless; I remember a textbook with stories about a family in Pompeii) and did buy a paperback Wheelock to study on my own. However, since I didn't start formal Latin studies until grad school, I was never seriously exposed to the rarified literary Augustan Latin they shove down undergrads' throats.
Based solely on this course, I have to assume that drunk parrots and rampant weasels are common tropes in the works of Ovid and Horace. ;)