[lem-yuh-reez; Latin lem-oo-res]
plural noun Roman Religion.
the ghosts of the dead of a family, considered as troublesome unless exorcised or propitiated; larvae.

1545–55; < Latin; see lemur

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lemures (ˈlɛmjʊˌriːz)
pl n
Roman myth the spirits of the dead
[Latin: see lemur]

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