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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.]
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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]
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(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.
Cornelius Bocchus (Mateos et al., 2011), prafectus fabrum hasta en cinco ocasiones y posteriormente flamen de la provincia (26).
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