Lar

noun
\ ˈlär How to pronounce Lar (audio) \
plural Lares\ ˈler-​(ˌ)ēz How to pronounce Lares (audio) \

Definition of Lar

: a tutelary god or spirit associated with Vesta and the Penates as a guardian of the household by the ancient Romans

First Known Use of Lar

1586, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Lar

Latin — more at larva

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“Lar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lar. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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