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mănĭcae, ārum, f. [manus], the long sleeve of a tunic, reaching to the hand, and which therefore supplied the place of our glove.

  1. I. Lit.: et tunicae manicas (habent), Verg. A. 9, 616: partem vestitus superioris in manicas non extendunt, Tac. 17: notarius, cujus manus hieme manicis muniebantur, Plin. Ep. 3, 5, 15: de pellibus, sleeves of skins or fur, Pall. 1, 43, 4: miror, tamdiu morari Antonium: solet enim accipere ipse manicas, fur-gloves or a muff, Cic. Phil. 11, 11, 26.
    For soldiers in battle, as a protector against an enemy’s weapon, an armlet, gauntlet, Juv. 6, 255.
  2. II. Transf.
    1. A. A handcuff, manacle (cf. pedicae): quid si manus manicis restringantur? quid si pedes pedicis coarctentur? App Flor. 3, p. 357; Hor. Ep. 1, 16, 76: ubi manus manicae complexae sunt, Plaut. As. 2, 2, 35: manicas alicui inicere, id. Capt. 3, 5, 1: conectere, id. Most. 5, 1, 17: manicisque jacentem Occupat, Verg. G. 4, 439.
      1. * 2. Trop., manacles, fetters: sic laqueis, manicis, pedicis mens irretita est, Lucil. ap. Non. 350, 25.
    2. * B. A grappling-iron, with which an enemy’s ship was held fast (usu. harpago), Luc. 3, 565.