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  • lang=fr|/li.bɛʁ/
  • SAMPA: /li.bER/





  1. free, unrestricted


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In Roman mythology, Liber was originally associated with husbandry and crops, but then was assimilated with Dionysos. He is the consort of Ceres and the father of the goddess Libera. His festival, the Liberalia, was on 17 March when young men celebrated the arrival of manhood.
The gods Liber and Libera play a major role in the science fiction/time-travel novel Household Gods by Harry Turtledove and Judith Tarr.
*Libera is also known to be Liber's consort, wife.


liber in Modern Greek (1453-): Λίμπερ (μυθολογία)
liber in German: Liber
liber in Italian: Liber
liber in Luxembourgish: Liber
liber in Dutch: Liber (god)
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