flamen

noun
fla·​men | \ ˈflā-mən How to pronounce flamen (audio) \
plural flamens or flamines\ ˈfla-​mə-​ˌnēz How to pronounce flamines (audio) \

Definition of flamen

: a priest especially in ancient Rome

First Known Use of flamen

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flamen

Middle English flamin, from Latin flamin-, flamen

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