Etymology: from Greek, or cognate?
It’s not clear to me whether patria came to Latin from Greek in this for, or whether it is derived in Latin (from a Greek term), or whether the Greek and Latin are simply cognate – hence I’ve flagged the etymology – any contributions welcome!
- I can't confirm this for sure, but it appears to be a completely native Latin term, from pater. The fact that Latin and Greek have such similar words here makes distinguishing between cognates and borrowings difficult. -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 00:51, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
Patria, (Patrida-Πατρίδα in Modern Greek or Patris-Πατρίς in former or Ancient Greek) means fatherland exactly because Πατήρ or Πάτερ (Patir or Pater) in Greek language, already from Homeric epic poems and till now, means "Father". Furthermore, the exact pronunciation of the phonetic subject "Patria" i.e Πάτρια both in Ancient and modern Greek, means "those which belong to our fathers". Alexandros1972