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mando , di, sum (in the
I.dep. form mandor, acc. to Prisc. p. 799 P.), 3, v. a. akin to madeo, properly to moisten; hence, to chew, masticate (syn. manduco).
I. Lit. (class.): “animalia alia sugunt, alia carpunt, alia vorant, alia mandunt,Cic. N. D. 2, 47, 122: “asini lentissime mandunt,Plin. 17, 9, 6, § 54; Col. 6, 2, 14.—Poet.: “(equi) fulvum mandunt sub dentibus aurum,” i. e. champ, Verg. A. 7, 279: “tristia vulnera saevo dente,” i. e. to eat the flesh of slaughtered animals, Ov. M. 15, 92.—In part. perf.: mansum ex ore daturum, Lucil. ap. Non. 140, 14; Varr. ib. 12: “omnia minima mansa in os inserere,Cic. de Or. 2, 39, 162: “ut cibos mansos ac prope liquefactos demittimus,Quint. 10, 1, 19.—
II. Transf., in gen., to eat, devour (mostly poet. and in postAug. prose): quom socios nostros mandisset impiu' Cyclops, Liv. Andr. ap. Prisc. p. 817 P.; Enn. ap. Prisc. p. 683 P. (Ann. v. 141 Vahl.): “apros,Plin. 8, 51, 78, § 210: “Diomedes immanibus equis mandendos solitus objectare advenas,to throw to them for food, Mel. 2, 2.—Poet.: mandere humum (like mordere humum), to bite the ground, said of those who fall in battle, Verg. A. 11, 669; so, “compressa aequora,Val. Fl. 3, 106: corpora Graiorum maerebat mandier igni, to be consumed, Matius in Varr. L. L. 6, § 95 Müll.
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