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mănĭcae , ārum, f. manus,
I.the long sleeve of a tunic, reaching to the hand, and which therefore supplied the place of our glove.
I. Lit.: “et tunicae manicas (habent),Verg. A. 9, 616: “partem vestitus superioris in manicas non extendunt,Tac. 17: “notarius, cujus manus hieme manicis muniebantur,Plin. Ep. 3, 5, 15: de pellibus, sleeves of skins or fur, Pall. 1, 43, 4: miror, tamdiu morari Antonium: solet enim accipere ipse manicas, fur-gloves or a muff, Cic. Phil. 11, 11, 26.—For soldiers in battle, as a protector against an enemy's weapon, an armlet, gauntlet, Juv. 6, 255.—
II. Transf.
A. A handcuff, manacle (cf. pedicae): quid si manus manicis restringantur? quid si pedes pedicis coarctentur? App Flor. 3, p. 357; Hor. Ep. 1, 16, 76: “ubi manus manicae complexae sunt,Plaut. As. 2, 2, 35: “manicas alicui inicere,id. Capt. 3, 5, 1: “conectere,id. Most. 5, 1, 17: “manicisque jacentem Occupat,Verg. G. 4, 439.—*
2. Trop., manacles, fetters: sic laqueis, manicis, pedicis mens irretita est, Lucil. ap. Non. 350, 25.—*
B. A grappling-iron, with which an enemy's ship was held fast (usu. harpago), Luc. 3, 565.
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