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larva (ante-class. as trisyl. lārŭa ), ae, f. 2. lar,
I.a ghost, spectre: “larvae stimulant virum,Plaut. Capt. 3, 4, 66: “amator qui me et uxorem ludificatust larva,id. Cas. 3, 4, 2; id. Aul. 4, 4, 15: cum mortuis non nisi larvas luctari, Plin. praef. H. N. § 31.—As a term of reproach, hobgoblin, scarecrow: “etiam loquere larŭa?Plaut. Merc. 5, 4, 20: “nam haec quidem edepol larvarum plenast,possessed, id. Am. 2, 2, 145.—
II. Transf.
A. A mask (cf. persona): “nil illi larva et tragicis opus esse cothurnis,Hor. S. 1, 5, 64.—
B. A skeleton, Petr. 34, 8.
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