septemvir

noun
sep·​tem·​vir | \ sepˈtemvə(r) \
plural septemvirs\ -​və(r)z \ also septemviri\ -​vəˌrī , -​vəˌrē \

Definition of septemvir

: a member of a ruling body of seven men specifically : one of seven officiating priests in ancient Rome — compare epulo

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History and Etymology for septemvir

Latin, back-formation from septemviri, plural, from septem viri seven men, from septem seven + viri, plural of vir man

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“Septemvir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/septemvir. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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