fatherly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English faderlich, from Old English fæderlīċ (fatherly, paternal), from Proto-Germanic *fadērlīkaz (fatherly, paternal), equivalent to father +‎ -ly.

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Adjective[edit]

fatherly

  1. Characteristic of what is considered the ideal behaviour pertaining to fatherhood.
    fatherly advice
  2. Characteristic of fathers, paternal.

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