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mănūbrĭum (mănĭbrĭum ), ii, n. 1. manus,
I.that which is grasped or held in the hand; hence, a handle, hilt, haft (class.): “trulla excavata, manubrio aureo,Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 27, § 62: “manubria, quorum optima sunt ilignea,Col. 11, 2, 92: “bidentis,id. 5, 10, 2: “per ipsum manubrii foramen,Pall. 3, 17, 8: “cultellorum,Juv. 11, 133: “epistomiorum,Vitr. 10, 13.—Prov.: “Is etiam sese sapere memorat! Malleum sapientiorem scilicet esse manubrio,Plaut. Ep. 3, 4, 92: eximere alicui ex manu manubrium, to take the handle out of one's hand, i. e. to deprive one of the opportunity of doing a thing, id. Aul. 3, 4, 12.
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