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  • n. Plural form of household god.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the gods presiding over the house and family; the Lares and Penates; hence, all objects endeared by association with home.


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  • "Sententious sage! so it is: but I swear by my household gods not to abuse it."

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.

  • Lares and Penates The Roman household gods or gods of the field—of granaries and storage cupboards, all things that enabled a family to live safely and comfortably.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Although the Hebrews sometimes call those images T+R+P+J+M% (teraphim,) which are not set forth as objects of worship: yet since this term is commonly used in an ill sense, I do not doubt that they were the household gods of Laban.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2


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