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artifex icis, m and f

ars + FAC-, a master of an art, professional man, artist, artificer (used of a sculptor, musician, actor, etc.): artifices improbi, i. e. quacks, L.: dicendi, an orator: morbi, healer, Tb.—A maker, builder, author, contriver: mundi: operum, L.: figurae, O.: caedis, O.A trickster, cunning deceiver, cheat: Artificis scelus, i. e. the wicked device, V.; cf. artificis scelus, i. e. artifex scelestus, V.: O artificem probum! T.Apposit., a master, skilled, clever, ingenious, dexterous: artifices manūs, O.: talis negoti, S.: ad corrumpendum ingenium.—Artistic: boves, Pr.

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