Flamen meaning

flā'mən
A priest, especially of an ancient Roman deity.
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In ancient Rome, a priest serving one particular god.
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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.
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Origin of flamen

  • Middle English flamin from Latin flāmen
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition