père

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: pere, Pere, pére, pêre, and Père

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French père (father), from Latin pater. Doublet of father.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

père (plural pères)

  1. A priest of the Roman Catholic Church, especially a French one. Also used as a title preceding the name of such a priest.
  2. Sr. - Used after a proper name that is common to a father and his son to indicate that the father is being referred to rather than the son (junior, fils).

Usage notes[edit]

  • Current usage of differentiating fathers and sons is borrowed from French; hence this term follows the name as it does in French grammar.

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French pere, from Old French pedre, pedra, pere, from Latin pater, patrem, from Proto-Italic *patēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɛʁ/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛʁ
  • (mostly obsolete) IPA(key): /per(ə)/

Noun[edit]

père m (plural pères)

  1. father (parent)
  2. father (clergyman)
  3. Sr. (senior) (postnomial title used to indicate a father that shares the same name as the son)

Antonyms[edit]

  • (senior): fils (Jr.)
  • (parent): fils (son)
  • (parent): mère (mother)

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Norman[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French pedre, pere, from Latin pater, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr.

Norman Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nrm

Noun[edit]

père m (plural pères)

  1. (France) father
Alternative forms[edit]
Hypernyms[edit]
Coordinate terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin pira, from the plural of Latin pirum, reanalyzed as feminine singular.

Norman Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nrm

Noun[edit]

père f (plural pères)

  1. (Guernsey) pear
Alternative forms[edit]