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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flamen  \Fla"men\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Flammens},  L.  {Flamines}.  [L.] 
  (Rom.  Antiq.) 
  A  priest  devoted  to  the  service  of  a  particular  god,  from 
  whom  he  received  a  distinguishing  epithet.  The  most  honored 
  were  those  of  Jupiter,  Mars,  and  Quirinus  called 
  respectively  Flamen  Dialis,  Flamen  Martialis,  and  Flamen 
  Quirinalis 
 
  Affrights  the  flamens  at  their  service  quaint. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flamen 
  n  :  a  priest  who  served  a  particular  deity  in  ancient  Rome 




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