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mīca , ae, f. root smic-; Gr. σμικρός, μικρός; cf. micula; O. Germ. smahan, to belittle,
I.a crumb, little bit, morsel, grain (poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
II. Transf.
A. A small diningroom, Mart. 2, 59, 1; Sen. Ep. 51, 12.—
B. In gen., a little bit, a grain: “nulla in tam magno est corpore mica salis,a grain of sense, Cat. 86, 3.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • New Testament, Mark, 7.28
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 1.839
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 22.37
    • Seneca, Epistulae, 51.12
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