Lemuria

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Lemuria

  1. Mythical lost country, continent, or island proposed to explain the existence of lemurs on two continents.

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Lemūria n pl (variously declined, genitive Lemūriōrum or Lemūrium); second or third declension

  1. The festival of Lemurēs (spirits, ghosts)

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Second declension neuter.
Number Plural
nominative Lemūria
genitive Lemūriōrum
dative Lemūriīs
accusative Lemūria
ablative Lemūriīs
vocative Lemūria
Third declension neuter "pure" i-stem.
Number Plural
nominative Lemūria
genitive Lemūrium
dative Lemūribus
accusative Lemūria
ablative Lemūribus
vocative Lemūria

References[edit]

  • Lĕmūrĭa in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Lĕmūrĭa” on page 898/3 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • “Lemūria” on page 1,015/2 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)

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