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He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain - no matter what - after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.
Kate Chopin

Meaning of "household gods" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOUSEHOLD GODS

household gods play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOUSEHOLD GODS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Household gods is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HOUSEHOLD GODS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of household gods in the English dictionary

The definition of household gods in the dictionary is deities of the home; lares and penates. Other definition of household gods is the essentials of domestic life.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOUSEHOLD GODS

housefly
housefront
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household appliances
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Household Cavalry
household chores
household goods
household insurance
household linen
household name
household rubbish
household soap
household troops
household word
householder
householdership
househusband

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOUSEHOLD GODS

backwoods
consumer goods
deliver the goods
dry goods
durable goods
gods
goods
household goods
in the lap of the gods
leather goods
methods
Mods
neck of the woods
organization and methods
processed foods
rubber goods
small goods
the goods
white goods
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Synonyms and antonyms of household gods in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «household gods» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOUSEHOLD GODS

Find out the translation of household gods to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of household gods from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «household gods» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

家神
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dioses del hogar
570 millions of speakers

English

household gods
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घर के देवताओं
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الآلهة المنزلية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

домашние боги
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

deuses domésticos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরিবারের দেবতারা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pénates
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tuhan-tuhan isi rumah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hausgötter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

家計の神々
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

드라빔
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dewa-dewa rumah tangga
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

vị thần hộ gia đình
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வீட்டுத் தெய்வங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घरगुती देवता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ev tanrıları
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

penati
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bogowie gospodarstwa domowego
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

домашні боги
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zei de uz casnic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θεούς του νοικοκυριού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

huishoudelike gode
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

husgudar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

husguder
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of household gods

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOUSEHOLD GODS»

The term «household gods» is normally little used and occupies the 126.865 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about household gods

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QUOTES WITH «HOUSEHOLD GODS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word household gods.
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Kate Chopin
He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain - no matter what - after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOUSEHOLD GODS»

Discover the use of household gods in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to household gods and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Household Gods
Burned-out L.A. lawyer Nicole Gunther-Perrin wakes up one day as an innkeeper in a dangerous, exotic town on the ancient Roman frontier. Reprint.
Judith Tarr, Harry Turtledove, 2000
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Household Gods: The British and Their Possessions
At what point did the British develop their mania for interiors, wallpaper, furniture, and decoration? Richly illustrated, 'Household Gods' chronicles 100 years of British interiors, focusing on class, choice, shopping and possessions.
Deborah Cohen, 2006
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Household Gods
He wrote the sacred document of Thelema, The Book of the Law. Household Gods is a play by the notorious Crowley.
Aleister Crowley, 2009
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The IVP Women's Bible Commentary
The irony of the situation is clear — household gods are humiliated by being hidden under a menstruating woman. To 1sraelites who understood menstruating women to be unclean and as a result barred them from the temple, this is a comic ...
Catherine Clark Kroeger, Mary J. Evans, 2002
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Hindus of the Himalayas: Ethnography and Change
Some may have begun as household gods, but they have not remained as such. All village gods can be and occasionally are worshiped by all or nearly all villagers. A few households, lineages, or sibs are partial to certain village gods and not ...
Gerald Duane Berreman, 1972
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A History of Korea: From Antiquity to the Present
There was a host of household gods. So ̆ngju (House Lord) inhabited the beams above the porch, Samsin Halmo ̆ni (Birth Grandmother) the inner room, Chowang (Kitchen God) the kitchen, and Pyo ̆nso Kakssi (Toilet Maiden) the toilet; ...
Michael J. Seth, 2010
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Practical Gods
Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Practical Gods is the eighth collection by Carl Dennis, a critically acclaimed poet and recent winner of one of the most prestigious poetry awards, the Ruth Lilly Prize.
Carl Dennis, 2001
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Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament
In a text cited by Chiera,19 a disinherited son “shall have access to” (al#ku ina/ ana) neither the household gods (dingir.meš = il#nu) nor the enemmq, nor the fields and houses.20 In a second text21 a man declares that his grandson shall no ...
G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren, Heinz-Josef Fabry, 2006
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Tennyson's Rapture : Transformation in the Victorian ...
That night, Aeneas has a dream in which his household gods appear to him; they “spoke and eased my troubled mind” (3:207, trans. Dryden). Reminding him that they “from the burning town by thee were brought” (3:211, trans. Dryden), they ...
Department of English Smith College Cornelia D. J. Pearsall Assistant Professor, 2007
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Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Rome
Every family hearth had a shrine with a statue of Vesta and lesser household gods called Lares and Penates. Vesta presided over the preparation and eating of meals. Every day the family made offerings to their gods, portions of the family  ...
Leon Ashworth, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOUSEHOLD GODS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term household gods is used in the context of the following news items.
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To Jaisalmer With A Sack Of Jackfruit
... reason why across cultures incense is employed to show respect to ancestors or household gods and goddesses. Now, overripe jackfruit and ... «Swarajya, Jul 15»
2
Only by removing the Confederate flag can the US be who she says …
... similar household gods that were kept in people's homes in ancient Israel. Just as the teraphim led to Rachel's death, the prophets indicated ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»
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astrologer bejan daruwalla s weekly predictions 22nd june to 28th …
It's the lares and penates (Latin for household gods and Ganesha, of course) for you this period. Capricorn: Work may well become the centre ... «Sahara Samay, Jun 15»
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Greetings, Patheos Pagan
My other household Gods include Flidais, Brighid, Airmed, and the Dagda as well as Wodan and Frau Holle. Although the Gods are a major ... «Patheos, Jun 15»
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Lafarge WAPCO to resettle 1000 villagers in Ogun
Also to be relocated are a number of deities – community and household gods-worshipped by the villagers. The two communities were found to ... «The Nation Newspaper, May 15»
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Four Faculty Honored with University Teaching Awards
... scholarly knowledge of modern Britain which has yielded three highly acclaimed books; her last two, “Household Gods” and “Family Secrets,” ... «Northwestern University NewsCenter, May 15»
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Don't think you're done after paying $10-17k for your Edition watch …
... up being a lot cheaper, even if you account for the premiums mobile devices + jewellery will probably attract over regular household gods. «9 to 5 Mac, Apr 15»
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Successful leaders need to share space with others at the workplace
... special days when one of the many deities was given prominence. The rest of the days they were part of the collective of the household gods. «Economic Times, Apr 15»
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Shoot first, ask later: Lanka trigger happy in Palk Strait
... and thanked his household gods that the Talaimannar- Rameshwaram ferry service was still suspended and would not resume till next year. «The Sunday Times Sri Lanka, Mar 15»
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Metaphors in the Torah: Names and Numbers
... Jacob cursed anyone who stole something from Laban and Rachel, without the knowledge of Jacob, had stolen her father's household Gods. «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Mar 15»

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