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epulo

[ 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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Origin of epulo

From the Latin word epulō originally, banqueter, diner
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