septemvir

noun sep·tem·vir \sepˈtemvə(r)\

Definition of septemvir

plural

septemvirs

\-və(r)z\ also

septemviri

\-vəˌrī, -vəˌrē\
  1. :  a member of a ruling body of seven men; specifically :  one of seven officiating priests in ancient Rome — compare epulo

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Origin and Etymology of septemvir

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


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