[ sal-ee-ahy ]
/ ˈsæl iˌaɪ /
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noun (used with a plural verb)
(in ancient Rome) a college of priests of Mars and Quirinus who guarded the ancilia and led the festivities in their honor.
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Words nearby Salii
salient, salientian, Salieri, saliferous, salify, Salii, salimeter, salina, Salinas, saline, Salinger
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How to use Salii in a sentence
The Salii celebrated Mars at seed-time—in the month which bears his name, mensis Martius.The Oxford Book of Latin Verse|Various
Tullus, in this perilous juncture, vowed twelve Salii, and temples to Paleness and Panic.The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08|Titus Livius
It was properly applied to the olive-twig bound round with wool, which was stuck in the cap worn by the flamines and salii.Cato Maior de Senectute|Marcus Tullius Cicero
They were conterminous with the Salii—Ὑπεδεξάμην μὲν μοῖραν τοῦ Σαλίων ἔθνους, Χαμάβους δὲ ἐξήλασα.The English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
The word Salii was consistently printed as Sal; it has been corrected for the e-text.A Treatise on the Art of Dancing|Giovanni-Andrea Gallini