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n. pl. fla·mens or flam·i·nes (flăm′ə-nēz′)
A priest, especially of an ancient Roman deity.

[Middle English flamin, from Latin flāmen.]


n, pl flamens or flamines (ˈflæmɪˌniːz)
(Other Non-Christian Religions) (in ancient Rome) any of 15 priests who each served a particular deity
[C14: from Latin; probably related to Old English blōtan to sacrifice, Gothic blotan to worship]


(ˈfleɪ mən, -mɛn)

n., pl. fla•mens, fla•mi•nes (ˈflæm əˌniz)
(in ancient Rome) one of a group of priests.
[1525–35; < Latin flamen]
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Noun1.flamen - a priest who served a particular deity in ancient Rome
non-Christian priest, priest - a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion
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While they sound again, the flamen takes of the honey with his finger, and tastes, then ministers to all the rest; so of the milk, in an earthen vessel, he deals about.
2011), prafectus fabrum hasta en cinco ocasiones y posteriormente flamen de la provincia (26).
34) From Flavian times and until the triumph of Septimius Severus in 197, the altruism of the Cordovan elites had accelerated its urban transformation, mainly focusing on keeping and decorating public buildings and spaces, or infrastructures such as roads, bridges and aqueducts, as well as financing spectacles such as the ones sponsored by Lucius Iunius Paulinus, pontiff, perpetual flamen and colonial duovir, as well as provincial flamen, towards the end of the second and beginning of the third century (CIL II2/7 221), in the last great altruistic act documented in Cordova before civic patronage all but disappeared.
The carnifex and the Flamen Dialis are the opposite of the proscribed outlaw, who is nothing but bare life; Giorgio Agamben, Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life, trans, by Daniel Heller-Roazen (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998), 182-184.
el primer sacerdote de conventus, que al mismo tiempo desempenaria las funciones de flamen de la Hispania Citerior, se data en epoca de Vespasiano, perteneceria a la tribu Quirina y habria desempenado cargos militares (Lucio Pompeyo Faventino) (CIL II.
Priest Peeter Flamen witnessed comparable behaviour when he came across some of the girls in early October 1603.
24) Asi en CIL II, 3412 el convento cartaginense erige en Carthago Noua una estatua a Antonino Pio curante Postumio Clarano flamine, que debe ser identificado mejor como un flamen conventual (Abascal y Ramallo, 1997, num.
Breucus, | ueteranus acceptarius, | militauit in ala I Pannoniorum, | dec(urio) et princeps an(nis) XXVI, | flamen colon(iae) perpetuus, | s(ua) p(ecunia) p(osuit).
When Flaccus is mentioned in later sources, it is principally in his capacity as flamen martialis ('priest of Mars').