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Definitions and meaning of lar

lar

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin lār (ancestral deity or spirit) from Etruscan.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /lɑː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /lɑɹ/, [lɑɹ], [lɑ˞]

Noun

lar (plural lars or lares)

  1. (Roman mythology, chiefly in the plural) singular of lares: a household god, particularly overseeing the family itself.
  2. The lar gibbon.

Usage notes

The gibbon is pluralized as lars. The Latin household gods usually appear as the plurale tantum Lares, following its Latin plural form and capitalized to denote a particular group of lares; the alternative forms Lars, lares, and lars sometimes appear.

Anagrams

  • ALR, LRA

Albanian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin laurus.

Noun

lar m (indefinite plural larë, definite singular lari, definite plural larët)

  1. (botany) laurel (Laurus)

Declension

Synonyms

  • dafinë

Derived terms

  • larëz, larth, larushkë

References


Galician

Etymology

From Latin larem (guardian spirit; home), from Etruscan.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaɾ/

Noun

lar m (plural lares)

  1. home (place or building where one dwells)
  2. fireside
  3. hearth
    • 1485, Antonio López Ferreiro (ed.), Galicia Histórica. Colección diplomática. Santiago: Tipografía Galaica, page 286:
      iten vnna caldeyra de trager agoa, iten hua caldeyra de sobre do lar, iten dous caldeyros de mao
      item, a bucket for carrying water; item a cauldron for hanging over the hearth; item two hand cauldrons
  4. A household or ancestral god in ancient Rome

Synonyms

  • (home): casa, fogar
  • (fireside): lareira
  • (hearth): ástrago, larega, sollo

Derived terms

  • larada
  • lareira (fireplace)
  • larengo (piglet)
  • lariño (nest) (snug residence)

References

  • “lar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • “lar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “lar” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • “lar” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Latin

Alternative forms

  • lars

Etymology

Probably from Etruscan 𐌋𐌀𐌓 (lar), 𐌋𐌀𐌓𐌔 (lars), or 𐌋𐌀𐌓𐌈 (larθ, lord), though it could possibly be from Proto-Indo-European *las- (eager), cognate with lascivus.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /laːr/, [ɫ̪aːr]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /lar/

Noun

lār m (genitive laris); third declension

  1. the protective spirit of a place, particularly a household
  2. home, household

Declension

Third-declension noun.

Related terms

  • Larēs

Descendants

References

  • Lar in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lar in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lar in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill

Middle English

Noun

lar

  1. Alternative form of lore

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

lar

  1. present tense of la

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

lar

  1. present tense of la

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *laizō, from *laizijaną (to teach). Cognate with Old Saxon lēra, Dutch leer, Old High German lēra (German Lehre).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɑːr/

Noun

lār f (nominative plural lāre)

  1. teaching, learning, education
  2. lesson
  3. teaching, doctrine
  4. advice, counsel

Declension

Derived terms

  • bōclār
  • mislār

Related terms

  • lǣran

Descendants

  • Middle English: lore, lare, lar
    • Scots: lare, lair
    • English: lore

Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin larem (guardian spirit), from Etruscan 𐌋𐌀𐌓 (lar), 𐌋𐌀𐌓𐌔 (lars), or 𐌋𐌀𐌓𐌈 (larθ, lord).

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /laɾ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /laʁ/
    • (São Paulo) IPA(key): /laɾ/
    • (Caipira) IPA(key): /laɹ/

Noun

lar m (plural lares)

  1. (endearing) home (place or building where one dwells)

Synonyms

  • casa

Related terms

  • lareira

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin lār, lārem, in its current form most likely a learned borrowing. A popular or inherited form also existed, referring to the irons in a hearth on which vats were hung to heat water or make stews. The word may ultimately be of Etruscan origin.

Noun

lar m (plural lares)

  1. hearth

Synonyms

  • hogar m

See also

  • casa f

References


Westrobothnian

Etymology 1

From Old Norse lárr, cognate with Finnish laari, Russian ларь (larʹ), of unknown origin. Doublet of laar.

Noun

lar

  1. Box.
Derived terms
  • vealar

Etymology 2

From Old Norse lár, from Proto-Germanic *lahwaz.

Noun

lar

  1. Thigh.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • the god of a house.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)