flamen

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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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Etymology 1[edit]

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

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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

Further reading[edit]

  • flamen in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • flamen in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • flamen” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • flamen in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • flamen in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0195083458
  2. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag