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Lĕmŭres , um, m.,
I.shades, ghosts of the departed.
B. Transf., in gen., ghosts, spectres: “lemures larvae nocturnae et terrificationes imaginum et bestiarum,Non. 135, 15 sq.: “somnia, terrores magicos, miracula, sagas, Nocturnos lemures portentaque Thessala rides,Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 209: “tunc nigri lemures ovoque pericula rupto,Pers. 5, 185.—Hence,
II. Lĕmū-rĭa , ōrum, n., a festival held on the 9th, 11th, and 13th of May to appease the ghosts of the departed: “nocturna,Ov. F. 5, 421 sq.
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