In ancient Rome, a priest serving one particular god.
A priest devoted to the service of a particular god, from whom he received a distinguishing epithet. The most honored were those of Jupiter, Mars, and Quirinus, called respectively Flamen Dialis, Flamen Martialis, and Flamen Quirinalis.
Origin of flamen
Middle English flaminfrom Latin flāmen
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Flamen Sentence Examples
Later, they were used to denote the attendants on certain priests and priestesses, especially the flamen dialis and flaminica and the curiones.
According to the legend, her worship was instituted by Titus Tatius, and her priest, the flamen Floralis, by Numa.
the flamen on the Ara Pacis), and was also adorned with an ivory crescent (lunula).
The old priesthood, and in particular the flaminia, came to be regarded as tiresome restrictions on political life and were neglected: from 87 to II B.C. the office of flamen Dialis was vacant.
Caesar was at once marked out for high distinction, being created flamen Dialis or priest of Jupiter.