Lars

The overking of the ancient Etruscans, like the Welsh “pendragon.” A satrap, or under-king, was a lucumo. Thus the king of Prussia is the German lars, and the king of Bavaria is a lucumo.

There be thirty chosen prophets, The wisest of the land, Who always by Lars Porsena, Both morn and evening stand.

Macauldy: Lays of Ancient Rome, (Horatius, ix.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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