plural noun Roman Religion.
Origin of Penates
Examples from the Web for penates
Thank the Lares and Penates that Howard Fast wrote Spartacus for similar reasons.
This grinning little deity--the facsimile of an Indian idol--must express their idea of the Penates.A Love Story|A Bushman
Golden masks decorated with stones were placed upon their faces, just as ancient families rendered homage to the Penates.De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2)|Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt
We will set up our Lares and Penates in its very centerahem!Three Little Women's Success|Gabrielle E. Jackson