pater

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See also: Pater, páter, and páteř

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pater (father). Doublet of ayr, faeder, father, padre, and père.

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pater (plural paters)

  1. (formal or humorous) father
    • 1900, Harry B. Norris, Burlington Bertie (song)
      Burlington Bertie's the latest young jay
      He rents a swell flat somewhere Kensington way
      He spends the good oof that his pater has made
      Along with the Brandy and Soda Brigade.

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  • Tok Pisin: pater

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Czech[edit]

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pater

  1. genitive plural of patro

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch pater, from Latin pater, from Proto-Italic *patēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr. Doublet of vader and va.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpaː.tər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ter
  • Rhymes: -aːtər

Noun[edit]

pater m (plural paters, diminutive patertje n)

  1. (Roman Catholicism) father (as a religious title)

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch pater, from Latin pater, from Proto-Italic *patēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpa.tər]
  • Hyphenation: pa‧têr

Noun[edit]

patêr (plural, first-person possessive paterku, second-person possessive patermu, third-person possessive paternya)

  1. (Catholicism) priest.
    Synonyms: pastor, rama

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *patēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr. As a titular suffix, shares cognate roots with Old Latin Diēspiter (Father Jove), Latin Iuppiter (Jupiter).

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pater m (genitive patris); third declension

  1. father (male parent)
  2. head of household
  3. parent
  4. forefather
  5. priest
  6. honorific title

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pater patrēs
Genitive patris patrum
Dative patrī patribus
Accusative patrem patrēs
Ablative patre patribus
Vocative pater patrēs

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References[edit]

  • pater in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pater in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pater in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • in our fathers' time: memoria patrum nostrorum
    • son of such and such a father, mother: patre, (e) matre natus
    • my dear father: pater optime or carissime, mi pater (vid. sect. XII. 10)
    • to be disinherited: exheredari a patre
    • (ambiguous) to consult the senators on a matter: patres (senatum) consulere de aliqua re (Sall. Iug. 28)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pater.

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pater m

  1. father (term of address for a Christian priest)

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English pater (Christian priests are often referred to as 'Father'), from Latin pater.

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pater

  1. priest