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lares

lares


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lar  \Lar\,  n.;  pl  {Lares},  sometimes  {Lars}.  [L.]  (Rom.  Myth.) 
  A  tutelary  deity;  a  deceased  ancestor  regarded  as  a  protector 
  of  the  family.  The  domestic  Lares  were  the  tutelar  deities  of 
  a  house;  household  gods.  Hence  Eng.:  Hearth  or  dwelling 
  house. 
 
  Nor  will  she  her  dear  Lar  forget,  Victorious  by  his 
  benefit.  --Lovelace. 
 
  The  Lars  and  Lemures  moan  with  midnight  plaint. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Looking  backward  in  vain  toward  their  Lares  and  lands. 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lares  \La"res\,  n.  pl 
  See  1st  {Lar}.