lemures

[ lem-yuh-reez; Latin lem-oo-res ]
/ ˈlɛm yəˌriz; Latin ˈlɛm ʊˌrɛs /

plural noun Roman Religion.

the ghosts of the dead of a family, considered as troublesome unless exorcised or propitiated; larvae.

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Origin of lemures

From Latin, dating back to 1545–55; see origin at lemur
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British Dictionary definitions for lemures

lemures
/ (ˈlɛmjʊˌriːz) /

pl n

Roman myth the spirits of the dead

Word Origin for lemures

Latin: see lemur
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