Definition of lemures in English:

lemures

Syllabification: lem·u·res
Pronunciation: /ˈleməˌrās, ˈlemyəˌrēz
 
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noun

The family spirits of the dead in ancient Rome, considered frightening or troublesome, that must be exorcised or appeased through certain household rituals.
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  • Once the celebrant had come full circle, he would wash his hands thoroughly, then he would beat brass pans together, making as much noise as possible so as to bid the lemures good-bye.
  • The lemures were propitiated during the nine-day Lemuria festival in May.

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