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μάντι^ς , , gen. εως, Ion. ιος; voc. μάντι^: pl., gen. μάντεων (written μαντειον IG12.503); dat.
A.μάντεσιThgn.545: also fem., acc. sg. “μάντιδα δάφνηνApp.Anth.6.122; nom. pl. μάντιδες Suid.s.v. Σίβυλλα:— diviner, seer, prophet, “ἀλλ᾽ ἄγε δή τινα μ. ἐρείομεν ἱερῆα καὶ ὀνειροπόλονIl.1.62, cf. Od.17.384; μάντι κακῶν prophet of ill, Il.1.106; with the Greek armies, Simon.94, IG12.929.129: distd. from χρησμολόγος, Th.8.1; “μ. ἀνήρPi.I.6(5).51; of Apollo, A.Ag.1202, Ch.559, Eu. 169 (lyr.); μάντις μάντιν ἐκπράξας ἐμέ, of Apollo and Cassandra, Id.Ag.1275; of the Pythian priestess, Id.Eu.29; of Amphiaraus, Id.Th. 382, etc.: c. dat. pers., “ Θρῃξὶ μ.E.Hec.1267 (of Dionysus), cf. Or. 363: c. acc. neut. Pron., “μάντις . . οὐ καλὸς τάδεId.Heracl.65: as fem., A.Ag. l.c., S.El.472 (lyr.), E.Med.239; “μ. κόραPi.P.11.33.
3. Adj., τοῦδε μάντεως χοροῦ of this prophetic band, dub. in S.Fr.113.
II. a kind of grasshopper, the praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, Theoc.10.18, Dsc.Eup.1.149.
III. green garden-frog, Rana arborea, so called as predicting the weather, Hsch.
IV. a kind of cabbage, Nic.Fr.85.7.
V. applied to comets, Herm. ap. Stob.1.21.9. (Deriv. from μαίνομαι by Pl.Ti.72a, 72b.)
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