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Word of the Day 09/23/21 Penetralia

Penetralia (noun)
penetralia [ pen-i-trey-lee-uh ]


plural noun
1. the innermost parts or recesses of a place or thing.
2. the most private or secret things.

OTHER WORDS FROM PENETRALIA
pen·e·tra·li·an, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO PENETRALIA
seclusion, isolation, solitude, quiet, sequestration, aloofness, retirement, separation, separateness, concealment, retreat, confidentiality, privateness, heart, cranny, hollow, dent, cubicle, depression, slot

See synonyms for penetralia on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1660–70; < Latin, noun use of neuter plural of penetrālis inner, equivalent to penetr(āre) to penetrate + -ālis-al

HOW TO USE PENETRALIA IN A SENTENCE
She wants to make me the stepping-stone to social success; she sighs for the purple penetralia of the plutocracy.
BELFORD'S MAGAZINE, VOL. II, NO. 3, FEBRUARY 1889|VARIOUS

Yet at such an hour it will now be necessary to enter its penetralia.
AURIOL|W. HARRISON AINSWORTH

He wished to be what he called "safe" with all those whom he had admitted to the penetralia of his house and heart.
BARCHESTER TOWERS|ANTHONY TROLLOPE

Here lay the penetralia of this domicile, this weak fortification against the world.
THE BROKEN GATE|EMERSON HOUGH

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