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Lar

or Lars. An Etruscan praenomen, borne, for instance, by Porsena and Tolumnius. From the Etruscans it passed over to the Romans, whence we read of Lar Herminius, who was consul B.C. 448. This word signified “lord,” “king,” or “hero” in the Etruscan. See Lares.

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