Definition of flamen in English:

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flamen

Pronunciation: /ˈflāmən/

noun (plural flamens or flamines /ˈflaməˌnēz/)

Roman History
A priest serving a particular deity.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Middle English: Latin, literally 'priest'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: fla·men

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