penetralia[pen′i trā′lē ə]
- the innermost parts, as of a temple
- things kept private or secret
Origin: L, neuter plural of penetralis, penetrating, inward
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- The innermost parts of a building, especially the sanctuary of a temple.
- The most private or secret parts; recesses: the penetralia of the soul.
Origin: Latin penetrālia, from neuter pl. of penetrālis, inner, from penetrāre, to penetrate; see penetrate.