[ ep-yuh-loh; Latin ep-oo-loh ]
/ ˈɛp yəˌloʊ; Latin ˈɛp ʊˌloʊ /
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noun, plural ep·u·lo·nes [ep-yuh-loh-neez; Latin ep-oo-loh-nes]. /ˌɛp yəˈloʊ niz; Latin ˌɛp ʊˈloʊ nɛs/.
(in ancient Rome) a member of a body of priests who performed sacred rites during sacrificial banquets in honor of the gods.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of epulo
From the Latin word epulō originally, banqueter, diner
Words nearby epulo
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