lar

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See also: lär, làr, lár, lår, lár-, -lar, LAr, and LAR

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin lār (guardian spirit) from Etruscan

Noun[edit]

lar (plural lares or lars)

  1. A household or ancestral god in ancient Rome
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      Would the great emperor’s lar, free of its soldierly body rheumatic from German mists and browned and grizzled by the Indus sun, haunt that pinedark road to Elefsis to taste again the essences on which it fed and gather with voluptuous fingers the ghosts of roses?
  2. The lar gibbon.

Usage notes[edit]

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The first sense is most often used in English as the capitalized plurale tantum Lares. It is more often pluralized lares as in Latin than lars.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin laurus 'laurel'.

Noun[edit]

lar m

  1. laurel

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Etruscan 𐌋𐌀𐌓 (lar), 𐌋𐌀𐌓𐌔 (lars), or 𐌋𐌀𐌓𐌈 (lartʰ, lord).

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Noun[edit]

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lār m (genitive laris); third declension

  1. the protective spirit of a place, particularly a household

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lār larēs
genitive laris larum
dative larī laribus
accusative larem larēs
ablative lare laribus
vocative lār larēs

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References[edit]

  • lar” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

lar

  1. rafsi of larcu.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

lar

  1. present tense of la

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *laizō, from *laizijaną (to teach). Cognate with Old Saxon lēra, Dutch leer, Old High German lēra (German Lehre).

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lār f (nominative plural lāre)

  1. teaching, learning, education
  2. lesson
  3. teaching, doctrine
  4. advice, counsel

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin larem (guardian spirit), from Etruscan 𐌋𐌀𐌓 (lar), 𐌋𐌀𐌓𐌔 (lars), or 𐌋𐌀𐌓𐌈 (larth, lord).

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Noun[edit]

lar m (plural lares)

  1. (affectionate) home (place or building where one dwells)
    Não há lugar como o nosso lar.
    There is no place like home.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lār, lārem.

Noun[edit]

lar m (plural lares)

  1. (archaic) home

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