πατήρ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic (cf. Mycenaean Greek 𐀞𐀳 (pa-te)), from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr. Cognates include Phrygian πατερης (pateres), Latin pater, Sanskrit पितृ (pitṛ), Old Armenian հայր (hayr) and Old English fæder (English father).

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Noun[edit]

πατήρ (patēr) (genitive πατέρος, πατρός) m, third declension

  1. father
  2. epithet of Zeus
  3. respectful full address of older people
  4. ancestor

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Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [paˈtir]
  • Hyphenation: πα‧τήρ

Noun[edit]

πατήρ (patírm

  1. (learned) father, a form of address for monk or priest
  2. (religion) the Father, the first person of the Holy Trinity