[puh-ney-teez, -nah-] /pəˈneɪ tiz, -ˈnɑ-/
plural noun, Roman Religion.
gods who watched over the home or community to which they belonged: originally, two deities of the storeroom.
See lares and penates
Roman household gods, 1510s, from Latin penates “gods of the inside of the house,” related to penatus “sanctuary of a temple” (especially that of Vesta), cognate with penitus “within” (see penetrate).
[pen-beyst] /ˈpɛnˌbeɪst/ adjective 1. (of a computer) having an electronic stylus rather than a keyboard as the primary input device.
[pens] /pɛns/ noun, British. 1. a plural of ; used in referring to a sum of money rather than to the coins themselves (often used in combination): sixpence; The fare was 15 pence. [pen-ee] /ˈpɛn i/ noun, plural pennies, (especially collectively for 2, 3) pence. 1. a bronze coin, the 100th part of the dollars […]
[pen-suh l] /ˈpɛn səl/ noun 1. a small pennon, as at the head of a lance. /ˈpɛnsəl/ noun 1. a small pennon, originally one carried by a knight’s squire
[pen-chuh nt; French pahn-shahn] /ˈpɛn tʃənt; French pɑ̃ˈʃɑ̃/ noun 1. a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something: a penchant for outdoor sports. /ˈpɒŋʃɒŋ/ noun 1. a strong inclination or liking; bent or taste n. 1670s, from French penchant, noun use of present participle of Old French pencher “to incline,” from Vulgar Latin *pendicare, a […]