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[lem-yuh-rey-lee-uh, -reyl-yuh]
noun (sometimes used with a plural verb)
  1. the annual festival in ancient Rome in which the lemures were exorcised from houses.
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Also Le·mu·ri·a [le-myoo r-ee-uh] /lɛˈmyʊər i ə/.
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Examples from the Web for lemuralia

Historical Examples

  • 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