[German version]  Name Rare Roman cognomen (‘priest’), in the Republican period attested for the Licinii (Licinius [I 41]), in the Imperial period for Marius Plotius [II 5] Claudius S. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 319. [German version]  Priest (plur.
sacerdotes). The second part of the Latin word is derived from the Indo-European
*dhe- (cf. Greek
sacerdos was thus 'someone who performed
Sacerdotes became the umbrella term for all religious functionaries, but its meaning as a tech…