matro

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Borrowing from Italian madre and Spanish madre, from Latin māter, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr.

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matro (plural matri)

  1. mother

Usage notes[edit]

Originally patro meant "parent", while the derivatives patrulo meant "father" and patrino meant "mother", but in later times this was changed so patro meant father, while adding genitoro and matro to mean "parent" and "mother".

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Further reading[edit]

  • matr-o in Ido-English Dictionary by L. H. Dyer, 1924