Penetralia meaning

pĕnĭ-trālē-ə
The innermost parts of a building, especially the sanctuary of a temple.
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The most private or secret parts; recesses.

The penetralia of the soul.

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The innermost parts, as of a temple.
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Things kept private or secret.
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The innermost, secret or hidden parts.
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The innermost parts of a building, such as a shrine, recess or a sanctuary within a temple.
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Origin of penetralia

  • Latin penetrālia from neuter pl. of penetrālis inner from penetrāre to penetrate penetrate

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