from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of Lar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See 1st Lar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Latin plural of Lar.


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  • The members of the "VIRGEN NATIVIDAD DE LARES" bank are from the Lares district, in the province of Calca, located within the region of Cusco.

    Kiva Loans

  • The Lares were the spirits of ancestors, which were thought to linger about the home as its guardians.

    General History for Colleges and High Schools

  • [5] It is right to state that there is a totally different theory, according to which the Lares were the spirits of the dead ancestors and the Lar Familiaris an embodiment, as it were, of all the family dead.

    The Religion of Ancient Rome

  • In the next corner, the other side of the low, deep-silled windows, hangs Nora's china-shelf, on which are ranged what the boys call her Lares and Penates, -- vases and pretty cups and saucers that have been given to her.

    We Ten Or, The Story of the Roses

  • Roland was more than half a Roman; the son might still cling to his household affections, but the Lares were a part of his religion.

    The Caxtons — Volume 10

  • Cf. §216.] [Footnote 11: «Hīs rēbus gestīs», i.e. the assumption of the _toga virilis_ and attendant ceremonies.] [Footnote 12: Compare the beginning of this letter with the one on page 206.] [Footnote 13: «surrēxī», from «surgō».] [Footnote 14: The Lares were the spirits of the ancestors, and were worshiped as household gods.

    Latin for Beginners

  • Along with a charming yellow ocher and blue fresco, part of a Lares altar found in a Pompeian kitchen, there are silver serving dishes and useful pottery platters and pitchers.

    The Gracious Art of Living

  • In a glass case, small bronze statuettes represent the household gods—dancing Lares brandishing cornucopias—and other protective deities, including Mercury and the Egyptian goddess Isis.

    The Gracious Art of Living

  • Some of the best examples are Salkantay and Lares, but nowadays there are more than 2 great options.

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  • Lolita Lebron was born Nov. 19, 1919, in Lares, a Puerto Rican village where, in 1868, local men rose up against Spanish colonists in a legendary rebellion known as El Grito de Lares, "the cry of Lares."

    Lolita Lebron, jailed for gun attack at U.S. Capitol in 1954, dies at 90


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