lemures

plural noun
le·​mu·​res | \ ˈle-mə-ˌrās How to pronounce lemures (audio) , ˈlem-yə-ˌrēz How to pronounce lemures (audio) \

Definition of lemures

: spirits of the unburied dead exorcised from homes in early Roman religious rites

First Known Use of lemures

1555, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lemures

Latin

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“Lemures.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lemures. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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