penates

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See also: Penates and pénates

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Penātēs, from penus (inner part of house).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɪˈnɑːtiːz/, /pɪˈneɪtiːz/

Noun[edit]

penates pl (plural only)

  1. (historical) The household gods, in ancient Rome, thought to watch over one's house and storeroom; by extension, one's definitive household goods.
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, I.3:
      lest the name thereof being discovered unto their enemies, their Penates and Patronal Gods might be called forth by charms and incantations.

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

penātēs

  1. nominative plural of penās
  2. accusative plural of penās
  3. vocative plural of penās

References[edit]

  • penates in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • penates in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • penates in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin