Lares

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From Latin Lares

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Lares

  1. The classical Roman gods of a place, particularly homes; household deity

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Etruscan [script needed] (lars), [script needed] (larth), or [script needed] (lar), all meaning "lord."

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Noun[edit]

Larēs m (genitive Larum); third declension

  1. Lares, the classical Roman gods of a place, particularly homes; household deity

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural was archaically Lases. The genitive is occasionally spelled Larium instead of Larum.

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