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English Dictionary: Lares by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lar \Lar\, n.; pl. {Lares}, sometimes {Lars}. [L.] (Rom. Myth.)
      A tutelary deity; a deceased ancestor regarded as a protector
      of the family. The domestic Lares were the tutelar deities of
      a house; household gods. Hence, Eng.: Hearth or dwelling
               Nor will she her dear Lar forget, Victorious by his
               benefit.                                                --Lovelace.
               The Lars and Lemures moan with midnight plaint.
               Looking backward in vain toward their Lares and lands.
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