[luh-rair-ee-uh m]

noun, plural la·rar·i·a [luh-rair-ee-uh] /ləˈrɛər i ə/.

(in an ancient Roman home) a shrine for the Lares.

Origin of lararium

1700–10; < Late Latin larārium; see Lares, -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lararium

Historical Examples of lararium

  • Opening out from the peristylium is the Lararium, or room of the household gods.

    Rambles in Rome

    S. Russell Forbes

  • These seem to indicate that this was the lararium of the house.

    Old Rome

    Robert Burn

  • Within it are erected an altar to, and statue of, the guardian angel, in fact the building had its Lararium.

  • This venereum contained a bedchamber, a triclinium and a lararium, or small marble niche in which the household god was enshrined.

  • In some of the Pompeian houses the lararium was represented by a niche only, containing the image of the lar.