Lemures meaning

lĕm'ə-rās', lĕm'yə-rēz'
The spirits of the dead considered in ancient Rome as frightening specters and often exorcised from homes in religious rituals.
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Evil, night-walking spirits of the dead.
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The spirits or ghosts of the dead.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of lemures

  • Latin Lemurēs
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Wiktionary