Penates

plural noun
Pe·​na·​tes | \ pə-ˈnā-tēz How to pronounce Penates (audio) , -ˈnä- How to pronounce Penates (audio) \

Definition of Penates

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

First Known Use of Penates

circa 1522, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Penates

Latin, from penus food, provisions

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The first known use of Penates was circa 1522

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“Penates.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Penates. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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