pater semper incertus est

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pater semper incertus est

  1. "The father is always uncertain" (i.e., the identity of a child’s father is always in question)

Freud in Family Romances (1909) states that pater semper incertus est while the mother is certissima –
Note: at the present time Genealogical DNA testing can establish paternity with certainty.

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