One of a sacerdotal college of fifteen men whose chief duty was to take care of the Sibylline books.
Origin: from quindecim fifteen + vir a man.
one of a sacerdotal college of fifteen men whose chief duty was to take care of the Sibylline books
Origin: [L., from quindecim fifteen + vir a man.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwin-dē-sem′vir, n. one of a college of fifteen men in ancient Rome who had the charge of the Sibylline books:—pl. Quindecem′viri.—ns. Quindec′agon, a plane figure with fifteen sides and angles; Quindecem′virate, the body of the quindecemviri or their office; Quindec′ima (mus.), the interval of a fifteenth, or double-octave. [L.,—quindecim, fifteen (quinque, five, decem, ten), vir, a man.]
The numerical value of quindecemvir in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of quindecemvir in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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