I.A slave among the Romans, who manipulated and suppled his master's limbs while anointing them; a shampooer, Sen. Ep. 66, 53.—
II.A handler, treater of any thing. esp. of literary matters (post-class.): “Origenesscaevuscavendusquetractator,” Sid. Ep. 2, 9; 4, 11; Hier. in Helv. 6; Spart. Get. 4; Sulp. Sev. 1, 6.
A Latin Dictionary. Founded on Andrews' edition of Freund's Latin dictionary. revised, enlarged, and in great part rewritten by. Charlton T. Lewis, Ph.D. and. Charles Short, LL.D. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1879.
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