epulones

epulo

[ep-yuh-loh; Latin ep-oo-loh]
noun, plural epulones [ep-yuh-loh-neez; Latin ep-oo-loh-nes] .
(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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