From Latin Lares
- The classical Roman gods of a place, particularly homes; household deity
From older Lasēs, perhaps from Etruscan 𐌋𐌀𐌓 (lar), 𐌋𐌀𐌓𐌔 (lars), or 𐌋𐌀𐌓𐌈 (lartʰ, “lord”).
Larēs m (genitive Larum or Larium); third declension
- (Roman mythology) Lares, the classical Roman gods of a place, particularly homes; household deity
- The plural was archaically Lasēs.