lar

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

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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. A species of gibbon (Hylobates lar), found in Burma. Called also the common gibbon or white-handed gibbon.

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Most often used in English as the capitalized plurale tantum Lares. More often pluralized lares as in Latin than lars.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin laurus 'laurel'.

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lar m

  1. laurel

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Etruscan lar, lars, or larth (lord).

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lār m (genitive laris); third declension

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

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lar

  1. rafsi of larcu.

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 lār (guardian spirit), from Etruscan lar, lars, or larth (lord).

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lar m (plural lares)

  1. home

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lār, lārem.

Noun[edit]

lar m (plural lares) archaic

  1. home

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