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Minerva ae, f

1 MAN-, the goddess of wisdom, sense, and reflection, of the arts and sciences, of poetry, and of spinning and weaving, identified with the Grecian Athene , T., H., O.—Prov.: agamus pingui Minervā, i. e. without art, rudely : rusticus crassā Minervā, H.: invitā Minervā, against one's bent , H.: causam egi non invitā Minervā, not unaptly : sus Minervam (docet), i. e. the fool instructs the wise.—A working in wool, spinning and weaving : tolerare colo vitam tenuique Minervā (i. e. telā), V.: Intempestiva, O.

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