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μάντῐς, ὁ, gen. εως, Ion. ιος; voc. μάντῐ: pl., gen. μάντεων (written μαντειον IG12.503); dat. μάντεσι Thgn.545: also fem., acc. sg. μάντιδα δάφνην App.Anth.6.122; nom. pl. μάντιδες Suid.S1.v. Σίβυλλα:—
diviner, seer, prophet, ἀλλ' ἄγε δή τινα μ. ἐρείομεν ἢ ἱερῆα ἢ καὶ ὀνειροπόλον Il.1.62, cf. Od.17.384; μάντι κακῶν prophet of ill, Il.1.106; with the Greek armies, Simon.94, IG12.929.129: distd. from χρησμολόγος, Th.8.1; μ. ἀνήρ Pi.I.6(5).51; of Apollo, A.Ag.1202, Ch.559, Eu. 169 (lyr.); ὁ μάντις μάντιν ἐκπράξας ἐμέ, of Apollo and Cassandra, Id.Ag.1275; of the Pythian priestess, Id.Eu.29; of Amphiaraus, Id.Th. 382, etc.: c. dat. pers., ὁ Θρῃξὶ μ. E.Hec.1267 (of Dionysus), cf. Or. 363: c. acc. neut. Pron., μάντις ..οὐ καλὸς τάδε Id.Heracl.65: as fem., A.Ag. l.c., S.El.472 (lyr.), E.Med.239; μ. κόρα Pi.P.11.33.

2. metaph., presager, foreboder, μ. εἴμ' ἐσθλῶν ἀγώνων S.OC1080 (lyr.), cf.Ant.1160, A.Th.402; οὐδεὶς μ. τῶν μελλόντων S.Aj.1419 (anap.); γνώμη δ' ἀρίστη μ. E.Hel.757.

3. Adj., τοῦδε μάντεως χοροῦ of this prophetic band, dub. in S.Fr.113.

II. a kind of grasshopper, the praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, Theoc.10.18, Dsc.Eup.1.149.

III. green garden-frog, Rana arborea, so called as predicting the weather, Hsch.

IV. a kind of cabbage, Nic.Fr.85.7.

V. applied to comets, Herm. ap. Stob.1.21.9. (Deriv. from μαίνομαι by Pl.Ti.72a, 72b.)