Meaning of lemures

lem•u•res

Pronunciation: (lem'yu-rēz" Lat. lem'&oobreve-res"), [key]
— n.pl. Rom. Relig.
  1. the ghosts of the dead of a family, considered as troublesome unless exorcised or propitiated; larvae.
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