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mantĭca , ae, f. manus,
I.a bag for the hand, wallet, cloak-bag, portmanteau: “mantica cui (mulo) lumbos onere ulceret,Hor. S. 1, 6, 104: “umero exuere,to take off from the shoulder, App. M. 1, p. 110, 27.—Prov.: “non videmus, manticae quid in tergo est,” i. e. do not learn to know ourselves, Cat. 22, 21 (acc. to the fable, Phaedr. 4, 10, 1); cf.: “ut nemo in sese temptat descendere, nemo, sed praecedenti spectatur mantica tergo,Pers. 4, 24 Gildersleeve ad loc.
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    • Horace, Satires, 1.6.104
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