Lares

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See also: lares and läres

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Lares, plural form of lār, from Etruscan [Term?].

Noun[edit]

Lares pl (normally plural, singular Lar)

  1. (Roman mythology) The household deities watching over one's family and tutelary deities watching over some public places.
  2. (historical) The idols representing these deities.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From older Lasēs, perhaps from Etruscan 𐌋𐌀𐌓 (lar), 𐌋𐌀𐌓𐌔 (lars), or 𐌋𐌀𐌓𐌈 (lartʰ, lord).

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Noun[edit]

Larēs m pl (genitive Larum or Larium); third declension

  1. (Roman mythology) Lares, the classical Roman gods of a place, particularly homes; household deity
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (parisyllabic non-i-stem or i-stem), plural only.

Case Plural
Nominative Larēs
Genitive Larum
Larium
Dative Laribus
Accusative Larēs
Larīs
Ablative Laribus
Vocative Larēs
Usage notes[edit]
  • The plural was archaically Lasēs.
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  • English: lares, Lares, Lars

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Larēs ? pl (genitive Larium); third declension

  1. A city of Africa situated on the valley of the Bagrada, now Lorbeus
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem), with locative, plural only.

Case Plural
Nominative Larēs
Genitive Larium
Dative Laribus
Accusative Larēs
Larīs
Ablative Laribus
Vocative Larēs
Locative Laribus

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