plural septemvirs
also septemviri
: a member of a ruling body of seven men
specifically : one of seven officiating priests in ancient Rome compare epulo

Word History


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

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“Septemvir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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