Penates

or pe·na·tes

[ puh-ney-teez, -nah- ]
/ pəˈneɪ tiz, -ˈnɑ- /

plural noun Roman Religion.

gods who watched over the home or community to which they belonged: originally, two deities of the storeroom.
Compare Lares.

Origin of Penates

1505–15; < Latin Penātēs, akin to penus stock of provisions
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British Dictionary definitions for penates

penates

/ (pəˈnɑːtiːz) /

pl n

Word Origin for penates

Latin
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