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lemures

[lem-yuh-reez; Latin lem-oo-res] /ˈlɛm yəˌriz; Latin ˈlɛm ʊˌrɛs/
plural noun, Roman Religion
1.
the ghosts of the dead of a family, considered as troublesome unless exorcised or propitiated; larvae.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin; see lemur
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British Dictionary definitions for lemure

lemures

/ˈlɛmjʊˌriːz/
plural noun
1.
(Roman myth) the spirits of the dead
Word Origin
Latin: see lemur
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