Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of lore.
  • noun An obsolete spelling of lair.
  • noun An obsolete or dialectal form of lair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Lore; learning.
  • noun obsolete Pasture; feed. See lair.
  • transitive verb obsolete To feed; to fatten.

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  • noun obsolete lore; learning
  • noun obsolete pasture; feed
  • verb obsolete To feed; to fatten

Etymologies

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See lore

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

See lair

Examples

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  • Sometimes when he remembered the small lost objects, those lares and penates left behind, as not worth removing, the old wheelbarrow, the watering cans, the bookcase he'd made of orange boxes...

    - Malcolm Lowry, October Ferry to Gabriola

    July 30, 2008

  • The singular of Lares is Lar; that of Penates seems to have been virtually never used, as each household had more than one, but as far as I can tell it was Penas.

    July 30, 2008

  • Magnificent; thanks qroqqa!

    July 30, 2008

  • Penates is the plural nominative form of the adjective penas, derived from penus (storeroom).

    July 30, 2008