lemur


lemur
le·mur || 'lɪːmə(r) n. any of a number of small monkey-like nocturnal mammals that live in trees (common to Madagascar and the Comoro Islands)

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  • lémur — lémur …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • lémur — [ lemyr ] n. m. • 1873; de lémur(iens) ♦ Zool. Maki. ⊗ HOM. Lémure. lémur [lemyʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1873, Larousse; de lémur(iens). ❖ ♦ Zool. Maki. || Le lémur est un lémurien de Madagas …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lemur — Le mur (l[=e] m[u^]r), n. [L., a ghost, specter. So called on account of its habit of going abroad by night.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of a family ({Lemurid[ae]}) of nocturnal mammals allied to the monkeys, but of small size, and having a sharp and foxlike …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lemur — lèmūr m <G lemúra> DEFINICIJA zool. polumajmun, iz porodice Lemuroidae, živi u šumama Madagaskara, u Africi i u JI Aziji; maki ETIMOLOGIJA nlat. lemur, v. lemuri …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Lemur — bezeichnet: in der römischen Mythologie den Geist eines Verstorbenen, siehe Lemures in der Biologie eine Teilordnung der Primaten, siehe Lemuren in der Science Fiction Serie Perry Rhodan die Vorfahren aller Menschenabkömmlinge …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lemur — Lemur, Affe, so v.w. Maki …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lemur — Lemur, s. Maki …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lemur [1] — Lemur, Lemures. bei den alten Römern was Manes, besonders die Larvae s. d.; am 9., 11. und 13. Mai wurde ein eigenes Sühnfest (Lemuria) gefeiert …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Lemur [2] — Lemur, Affe, s. Maki …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • lèmūr — m 〈G lemúra〉 zool. polumajmun, iz porodice Lemuroidae, živi u šumama Madagaskara, u Africi i u JI Aziji; maki …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • lemur — nocturnal Madagascar mammal, 1795, coined by Linnaeus, from L. lemures (pl.) spirits of the dead in Roman mythology. So called for its nocturnal habits and ghostly stares. Lemuria (1864) was the name given by P.L. Sclater to a hypothetical… …   Etymology dictionary


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