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lares and penates

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Treasured household possessions.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Partial translation of Latin Larēs et Penātēs, household gods : Larēs, pl. of Lār, Lar + et, and + Penātēs, Penates.]

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