penetralia[pen′i trā′lē ə]
penetralia definition by Webster's New World
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- the innermost parts, as of a temple
- things kept private or secret
Origin: Classical Latin neuter plural of penetralis, penetrating, inward
penetralia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.