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mūsĭca, ae, and mūsĭcē, ēs, f., = μουσική, the art of music, music; acc. to the notions of the ancients, also every higher kind of artistic or scientific culture or pursuit: musicam Damone aut Aristoxeno tractante? etc., Cic. de Or. 3, 33, 132: socci et cothurni, i. e. comic and dramatic poetry, Aus. Ep. 10, 43: musice antiquis temporibus tantum venerationis habuit, ut, Quint. 1, 10, 9.

mūsĭcus. a, um, adj., = μουσικός.

  1. I. Of or belonging to music, musical (class.).
    1. A. Adj.: leges musicae, the rules of music, Cic. Leg. 2, 15, 39: sonus citharae, Phaedr. 4, 18, 20: pedes, Plin. 29, 1, 5, § 6.
    2. B. Subst.
      1. 1. mūsĭcus, i, m., a musician: musicorum aures, Cic. Off. 1, 41, 146.
      2. 2. mūsĭ-ca, ōrum, n., music: in musicis numeri, et voces, et modi, Cic. de Or. 1, 42, 187: dedere se musicis, id. ib. 1, 3, 10: et omnia musicorum organa, Vulg. 1 Par. 16, 42.
  2. II. In gen.
      1. 1. Of or belonging to poetry, poetical; subst., a poet: applicare se ad studium musicum, the art of poetry, Ter. Heaut. prol. 23: ars, id. Phorm. prol. 18: musicus pes, a metrical foot of five syllables, –⏑–⏑⏑ (e. g. temperantia), Diom. p. 478 P.
      2. 2. Of or belonging to science, scientific: ludus, scientific occupation, Gell. praef.
        Hence, adv.: * mūsĭcē, = μουσικῶς: musice hercle agitis aetatem, you are in clover, i. e. living luxuriously at another’s expense, Plaut. Most. 3, 2, 40.