noun (plural flamens or flamines /ˈflaməˌnēz/)Roman History
A priest serving a particular deity.
- Mark Antony was designated his flamen.
- An inscription recounts that the bridge was built as a bequest in his will by one Flavos, a Romanized Gaulish aristocrat who was a flamen of the Imperial Cult of Rome and Augustus.
- He created a new priest, the flamen Iulialis, to supervise the cult of the deified Julius Caesar, just as Numa had created the flamen Quirinalis for the worship of Romulus as a god after his death.
Middle English: Latin, literally 'priest'.
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