Luperci

plural noun
Lu·​per·​ci | \ lüˈpərˌsī \

Definition of Luperci

: priests of the cult of the ancient Roman rural god Faunus whose festival was the Lupercalia

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History and Etymology for Luperci

Latin, probably from lupus wolf

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“Luperci.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Luperci. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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