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epulo

[ep-yuh-loh; Latin ep-oo-loh] /ˈɛp yəˌloʊ; Latin ˈɛp ʊˌloʊ/
noun, plural epulones
[ep-yuh-loh-neez; Latin ep-oo-loh-nes] /ˌɛp yəˈloʊ niz; Latin ˌɛp ʊˈloʊ nɛs/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in ancient Rome) a member of a body of priests who performed sacred rites during sacrificial banquets in honor of the gods.
Origin
< Latin epulō orig., banqueter, diner
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