Latin, meaning: (pl. only) ghosts, phantoms.
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In Roman mythology, ghosts of the dead. They were exorcized at the annual three-day festival of Lemuria, or Lemuralia, in May. ...
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The evil spirits of the house, also known as Larvae.
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Lem'u·res (lĕm'u*rēz; E. lē'mūrz) noun plural [ Latin See Lemur .] Spirits or ghosts of the departed; specters. « The Lars and Lemures moan with midnight plaint.» Milton.
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• (n. pl.) Spirits or ghosts of the departed; specters.
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in Roman religion, wicked and fearsome spectres of the dead. Appearing in grotesque and terrifying forms, they were said to haunt their living ...
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In Roman mythology, lemures (singular lemur) were shades or spirits of the restless or malignant dead, and are probably cognate with an extended sense of larvae (sing. larva = mask) as disturbing or frightening. Lemures is the more common literary term but even this is rare: it is used by the Augus...
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lemures (lem'urās", –yurēz") , in Roman religion, vampirelike ghosts of the dead; also called larvae. To exorcise these malevolent spirits from the home, the Romans held rites, the Lemuria (May 9, 11, 13).
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Among the ancient Romans, lemures was the name given to the ghosts or souls of the dead. In order to appease them a ceremony called lemuria was observed on the nights of the 9th, llth, and 13th of May.
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