noun, plural fla·mens, fla·mi·nes [flam-uh-neez] /ˈflæm əˌniz/.
Origin of flamen
Examples from the Web for flamen
That there was something in the iron which interfered with the religious efficacy of the Flamen seems likely; cp.
Money was raised, and Flamen Ball, Sr., was secured to make an application for mandamus.History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)|George Washington Williams
The election of members was by co-optation on the motion of the president, who, with a flamen, was himself elected for one year.
It may be as well to point out that iron, like wheat in the taboos of the Flamen, was considered dangerous, as being a novelty.
Those cities which had a flamen, or archiereus, are those which later had an archbishop: the flamen civitatis became the bishop.English Conferences of Ernest Renan|Ernest Renan
British Dictionary definitions for flamen
noun plural flamens or flamines (ˈflæmɪˌniːz)
Word Origin for flamen
Word Origin and History for flamen
"ancient Roman priest," 1530s, from Latin flamen, of unknown origin, perhaps from PIE root *bhlad- "to worship" (cf. Gothic blotan, Old English blotan "to sacrifice"). Also used from early 14c. in reference to the ancient pre-Christian British priests, in imitation of Geoffrey of Monmouth.