penetralia definition

  • noun-plural:
    • The innermost elements of a building, especially the sanctuary of a temple.
    • the essential private or key parts; recesses: the penetralia associated with the heart.
    • The recesses, or innermost components, of any thing or location, especially of a temple or palace.
    • concealed things or secrets; privacy; sanctuary.
  • noun:
    • The innermost, secret or concealed parts.
    • The innermost parts of a building, such as for example a shrine, recess or a sanctuary within a temple.
    • the innermost components
  • others:
    • the inner elements of anything; specifically, the internal areas of a building, as a temple or palace; therefore, a sanctuary, especially the sanctuary associated with the Penates.
    • concealed things; secrets.

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