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mănŭprĕtĭum (mănĭpr-; and as two words, mănŭs prĕtĭum and mă-nŭi prĕtĭum; v. Weissenb. ad Liv. 34, 7, 4), ii, n. [1. manus-pretium], a workman’s or artist’s pay, wages.

  1. I. Lit.: manupretium dabo, Plaut. Men. 3, 3, 17: in auro, praeter manus pretium, nihil intertrimenti fit, Liv. 34, 7: ex manipretio cujusque signi denarios deponere aureos singulos, Plin. 34, 7, 17, § 37.
    1. B. Trop., pay, reward: manupretium perditae civitatis, Cic. Pis. 24, 57: castrensium laborum tarda manupretia, Sen. Ep. 101, 6.
  2. II. Transf., the value of the work in a thing made by art, the workmanship (opp. to the material; postclass.): manupretium dicitur, ubi non tam materiae ratio, quam manus atque artis ducitur, Ps.-Ascon. ap. Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 56, § 147: plerumque plus est in manus pretio, quam in re, Dig. 50, 16, 13.