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lar

[lahr] /lɑr/
noun, plural lares
[lair-eez, ley-reez] /ˈlɛər iz, ˈleɪ riz/ (Show IPA),
for 1, lars for 2.
1.
(initial capital letter) Roman Religion. any of the Lares.
2.
Origin of lar
1580-1590
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1580-90

Lares

[lair-eez, ley-reez] /ˈlɛər iz, ˈleɪ riz/
plural noun, singular Lar
[lahr] /lɑr/ (Show IPA).
Roman Religion.
1.
the spirits who, if propitiated, watched over the house or community to which they belonged.
Compare Penates.
Origin
First recorded in 1590-1600, Lares is from the Latin word Larēs
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lar1

/lɑː/
noun
1.
the singular of lares See lares and penates

lar2

/lɑː/
noun
1.
(Northern English, dialect) a boy or young man

LAR

abbreviation
1.
Libya (international car registration)
Word Origin
from L(ibyan) A(rab) R(epublic)
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lares

n.

"Roman tutelary gods, household deities," Latin, plural of lar.

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