penetralia

[pen-i-trey-lee-uh]
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Origin of penetralia

1660–70; < Latin, noun use of neuter plural of penetrālis inner, equivalent to penetr(āre) to penetrate + -ālis -al1
Related formspen·e·tra·li·an, adjective
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penetralia

pl n
  1. the innermost parts
  2. secret matters
Derived Formspenetralian, adjective

Word Origin for penetralia

C17: from Latin, from penetrālis inner, from penetrāre to penetrate
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