fla·​men ˈflā-mən How to pronounce flamen (audio)
plural flamens or flamines ˈfla-mə-ˌnēz How to pronounce flamen (audio)
: a priest especially in ancient Rome

Word History


Middle English flamin, from Latin flamin-, flamen

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flamen was in the 14th century

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“Flamen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flamen. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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