Definition of penates in English:

penates

Pronunciation: /pəˈnädēz//pəˈnādēz/

plural noun

Roman History
  • Household gods worshiped in conjunction with Vesta and the lares by the ancient Romans.

    • ‘Penates were also said to protect the interests of the state and of the peoples.’

Origin

Latin, from penus provision of food; related to penes within.

Pronunciation:

penates

/pəˈnädēz//pəˈnādēz/