[fley-muhn, -men]
noun, plural flamens, flamines [flam-uh-neez] .
(in ancient Rome) a priest.

1300–50; < Latin flamen (perhaps earlier *flādmen; akin to Old English blōtan to sacrifice); replacing Middle English flamin < Latin flāmin- (stem of flāmen)

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flamen (ˈfleɪmɛn)
n , pl flamens, flamines
(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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"ancient Roman priest," 1530s, from L. flamen, of unknown origin, perhaps from the same PIE root as Goth. blotan, O.E. blotan "to sacrifice." Also used from early 14c. in reference to the ancient pre-Christian British priests, in imitation of Geoffrey of Monmouth.
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