Definition of sevir in English:

sevir

noun

  • A member of a board or commission of six men; specifically (a) each of the commanders of six squadrons of equites in Rome, who annually performed manoeuvres before the emperor; (b) any of six men, often freedmen, annually appointed to maintain or oversee the worship of the cult of Rome and Augustus in Italy and the western provinces.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Elias Ashmole (1617–1692), astrologer and antiquary. From classical Latin sēvir (also sexvir) one of an official board of six (originally in plural sevirī) from sex six + vir man.

Pronunciation

sevir

/ˈseɪvɪə//ˈsiːvə/