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măgistra , ae, f. id.,
I.a mistress, superior, conductress, directress, etc.
I. Lit (very rare): “ludo magistra esse,school-mistress, instructress, Ter. Hec. 2, 1, 7.—A highpriestess, Inscr. Orell. 1501; 1519 sq.; 2427 sq.—
II. Trop., a directress, conductress, instructress: “nunc ego ad vos discipulus venio ad magistras,Plaut. Stich. 1, 2, 32: vita rustica parsimoniae magistra est. Cic. Rosc. Am. 27, 75: “philosophia magistra vitae,id. Tusc. 5, 2, 5: “historia, magistra vitae,id. de Or. 2, 9, 36: “lex quasi dux vitae et magistra officiorum,id. N. D. 1, 15, 40: “frigus formicā quidam expavere magistrā,Juv. 6, 361: “vita magistra,id. 13, 22: “arte magistrā,with the aid of art, Verg. A. 8, 442: “pietate magistrā,Stat. Achil. 1 104.—Adj. (poet.): “artes magistrae,Ov. H. 15, 82: “jussis parere magistris,Sil. 3, 387: “clementia magistra,Claud. 22, 22.
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