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The Latin name for certain supernatural beings. They appear to have been, like the Lares, a kind of Genii, or demigods, and guardian deities of the State. The word has often been connected with se-, to sow (cf. se-men); and would thus mean “sowers.” Others would make it sehomōnes, demigods. On the Semones and Semo Sancus, see Sancus.

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