[ lem-yuh-rey-lee-uh, -reyl-yuh ]
/ ˌlɛm yəˈreɪ li ə, -ˈreɪl yə /
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noun (sometimes used with a plural verb)
the annual festival in ancient Rome in which the lemures, or family ghosts, were exorcised from houses.
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Also called Lemuria [le-myoor-ee-uh] /lɛˈmyʊər i ə/ .
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How to use Lemuralia in a sentence
They were so feared that a festival, called the Lemuralia, was celebrated in order to propitiate them.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome|E.M. Berens