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plural nounRoman 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.’
Latin, from penus provision of food; related to penes within.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.