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- n. The chief jester or mimic who would imitate the dead person as part of ancient Roman funeral processions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chief mime; the hero of the Roman low comedy; also, the chief buffoon at a Roman funeral. See mime.
From Latin archimimus, from Ancient Greek ἀρχίμῖμος (arkhimimos). (Wiktionary)