flamen

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

flamen ‎(plural flamens or flamines)

  1. 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.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlagʰ(s)men-[1], whence Vedic ब्रह्मन्(bráhman, formulation, prayer), from *bʰlag-(to hit)[2]. See flāgrum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

flāmen m ‎(genitive flāminis); third declension

  1. priest, flamen
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative flāmen flāminēs
genitive flāminis flāminum
dative flāminī flāminibus
accusative flāminem flāminēs
ablative flāmine flāminibus
vocative flāmen flāminēs

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Etymology 2[edit]

From flō(I breathe, blow) +‎ -men(noun-forming suffix).

Noun[edit]

flāmen n ‎(genitive flāminis); third declension

  1. blast, gust (of wind)
  2. breeze
Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative flāmen flāmina
genitive flāminis flāminum
dative flāminī flāminibus
accusative flāmen flāmina
ablative flāmine flāminibus
vocative flāmen flāmina

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew L. Sihler (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  2. ^ Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag