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.


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