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mănŭprĕtĭum (mănĭpr- ; and as two words, mănŭs prĕtĭum and -nŭi prĕtĭum ; v. Weissenb. ad Liv. 34, 7, 4), ii, n. 1. manus-pretium,
I.a workman's or artist's pay, wages.
II. Transf., the value of the work in a thing made by art, the workmanship (opp. to the material; postclass.): manupretium dicitur, ubi non tam materiae ratio, quam manus atque artis ducitur, Ps. - Ascon. ap. Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 56, § 147: “plerumque plus est in manus pretio, quam in re,Dig. 50, 16, 13.
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