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Penates

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noun plural Pe·na·tes \pə-ˈnā-tēz, -ˈnä-\

Definition of Penates

  1. :  the Roman gods of the household worshipped in close connection with Vesta and with the Lares



Origin and Etymology of penates

Latin, from penus food, provisions


First Known Use: 1513

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