plural noun Roman Religion.
Origin of lemures
Examples from the Web for lemures
These ideas are older than our science, for the name, Lemures, given them means "ghosts."Zoology: The Science of Animal Life|Ernest Ingersoll
There is, however, some confusion even among the ancients themselves, as to the respective qualities of the larvæ and lemures.The Dance of Death|Francis Douce
Philosophy, never fit for the people, had entered the best houses, and the image of Epicurus had taken the place of the Lemures.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor
Apuleius, however, is wholly uncritical, and the distinction between Larvæ and Lemures is certainly not borne out by facts.Greek and Roman Ghost Stories|Lacy Collison-Morley
Far back in the dimly lighted corners loomed the monstrous forms of the Lares and Lemures.One of Cleopatra's Nights and Other Fantastic Romances|Théophile Gautier