Definition of ara
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Orthography ID = 1000085
1.
LEM
āra, ārae
AS-
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a structure for sacrifice, altar
  2. [hence, arae et foci] hearth and home, altars and fires
  3. [figuratively] protection, refuge, shelter
  4. the Altar (a constellation)
  5. a monument
Abbreviations
āra ae, f AS-, a structure for sacrifice, altar: ex arā sume verbenas, T.: dicata, L.

— Esp., of altars to the Penates, in the impluvia, while the Lares had a focus in the atrium

— hence, arae et foci, hearth and home, altars and fires: regis arae focique: de vestris aris ac focis decernite: pro aris atque focis suis cernere, S.

—Supplicants fled to the altars for protection: cum in aram confugisset: eo ille confugit in arāque consedit, N.

— An oath was confirmed by laying the hand on the altar: qui si aram tenens iuraret, crederet nemo: iurandae tuum per nomen arae, H.: Tango aras, et numina testor, V.

— Fig., protection, refuge, shelter: aram tibi parare, T.: ad aram legum tonfugere: ara sepulchri, a funeral pile, V.: sepulchrales arae, O.

— The Altar (a constellation): pressa, i. e. low in the south, O.

— A monument: ara virtutis.
 
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