Origin of penatesL, akin to penus, inner part of temple of Vesta: see penetrate
plural nounRoman Mythology
Origin of PenatesLatin Penātēs from penus foodstuff, interior of a house
- (historical) The household gods, in ancient Rome, thought to watch over one's house and storeroom; by extension, one's definitive household goods.
From Latin PenÄtÄ“s, from penus (“inner part of house").