fatherland

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Etymology[edit]

From father +‎ land. Compare Old English fæderland (paternal land), Dutch vaderland (fatherland), German Vaterland (fatherland), Danish fædreland (fatherland), Icelandic föðurland (fatherland).

Noun[edit]

fatherland (plural fatherlands)

  1. The country of one's ancestors.
  2. The country of one's birth, origin.

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