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lemures

[ lem-yuh-reez; Latin lem-oo-res ]
/ ˈlɛm yəˌriz; Latin ˈlɛm ʊˌrɛs /
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plural noun Roman Religion.
ghosts, especially those of a family’s dead, considered troublesome unless exorcised or appeased, as during the annual festival of Lemuralia.
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Origin of lemures

First recorded in 1545–55; from Latin; 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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