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μανός [v. fin.], ή, όν, of consistency,
A.loose or open in texture, rare, opp. πυκνός, Emp.75.1, Hp.VM22, etc.; μ. ὀστοῦν, σάρκες, Pl.Ti.75c, 79c; τὰ μ. καὶ κοῦφα, opp. πυκνὰ καὶ βαρέα, ib.53a; of the tongue, “σὰρξ μ. καὶ σομφήArist.HA492b33; of the female breasts, ib.493a14; of the lungs, “μ. καὶ πολύτρητος πνεύμωνAret.SD1.10.
II. rare, sparse, infrequent, of hare-tracks, X.Cyn.5.4 (Sup.); of pleasures and pains, Pl.Lg.734c (Comp.); of hair, Arist.HA498b25; of plants, growing far apart, Thphr.HP1.8.2; but of trees or plants, spreading, ib.3.11.5, al.
2. happening rarely or at intervals, in Adv. -νῶς, τοσούτῳ μανότερον so much the less often, X.Cyr.7.5.6; “τῇ ἀναπνοῇ χρῆται μανότερονArist.Resp.475b25, cf. Thphr.Sign.32.—Att. for ἀραιός, acc. to Phryn.PSp.89B. [α^ Telecl.61, cf. Hdn.Gr.2.13, and v. μανόστημος: α_ Emp.l.c. (prob. only Ion. in spite of Phryn. l.c.): Comp. μανότερος Pl.l.c., Arist.Ph.217a6, GA782a34 (later “μανώτεροςGal.18(1).83): Sup. μανότατος X.l.c.] (Perh. for μα^ν ϝός, cf. μάνυ, OIr.menb 'small'.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Plato, Laws, 734c
    • Plato, Timaeus, 53a
    • Plato, Timaeus, 79c
    • Plato, Timaeus, 75c
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 7.5.6
    • Xenophon, On Hunting, 5.4
    • Hippocrates, De prisca medicina, 22
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 2), 1.10
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