lemures definition

  • noun-plural:
    • The spirits of lifeless considered in old Rome as frightening specters and sometimes exorcised through the houses in religious rituals.
    • Spirits or spirits of departed; specters.
  • noun:
    • The spirits or spirits of the lifeless.
  • others:
    • one of the ancient Romans, the spirits of this departed regarded as evil-disposed specters or ghosts, who were supposed to do mischief during the night toward living, and had been exorcised annually with a ceremonial ritual because of the mind of each home, at nighttime on May 9th, 11th, and 13th, by which times ended up being celebrated the event labeled lemuralia or lemuria.
    • In zoology:
    • Lemurs: equal to Lemuroidea.
    • a small grouping of noctuid moths.

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