Lares-and-penates definition

lârēz, lär-
Treasured household possessions.
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The household gods of the ancient Romans.
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The treasured belongings of a family or household.
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Origin of lares-and-penates

  • Partial translation of Latin Larēs et Penātēs household gods Larēs pl. of Lār Lar et and Penātēs Penates

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition