Lares

Lares

[lair-eez, ley-reez]
plural noun, singular Lar [lahr] . Roman Religion.
the spirits who, if propitiated, watched over the house or community to which they belonged.
Compare Penates.


Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin Larēs

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lar

[lahr]
noun, plural lares [lair-eez, ley-reez] , for 1, lars for 2.
1.
(initial capital letter) Roman Religion. any of the Lares.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin

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lar1 (lɑː)
 
n
See lares and penates the singular of lares

lar2 (lɑː)
 
n
dialect (Northern English) a boy or young man

LAR
 
abbreviation for
Libya (international car registration)
 
[from L(ibyan) A(rab) R(epublic)]

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lares
"Roman tutelary gods, household deities," 1586, from L., pl. of lar.
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LAR
Libya (international vehicle ID)
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