πατήρ

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Etymology[edit]

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

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πᾰτήρ ‎(patḗrm ‎(genitive πᾰτρός or πᾰτέρος); third declension

  1. father
    1. epithet of Zeus
      • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 1.544
        Τὴν δ' ἠμείβετ' ἔπειτα πατὴρ ἀνδρῶν τε θεῶν τε·
        Then the father of men and gods answered her:
    2. respectful address of an older man
    3. (figuratively) author
    4. (in the plural) forefathers, ancestors

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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

πατήρ ‎(patírm

  1. (religion) God the Father
  2. (literary) father (form of address for monk or priest)
  3. Katharevousa form of πατέρας ‎(patéras), father