septemvir

noun

sep·​tem·​vir
sepˈtemvə(r)
plural septemvirs
-və(r)z
also septemviri
-vəˌrī,
-vəˌrē
: a member of a ruling body of seven men
specifically : one of seven officiating priests in ancient Rome compare epulo

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Feb. 2024.

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