lares and penateslar·es and penates
- the household gods of the ancient Romans
- the treasured belongings of a family or household
lares and penates
Treasured household possessions.
Origin of lares and penatesPartial translation of Latin Lar&emacron;s et Penat&emacron;s, household gods : Lar&emacron;s, pl. of Lar, Lar + et, and + Penat&emacron;s, Penates.