From Old French paternal (“of a father”) (12c.), a learned borrowing from Vulgar Latin paternālis (“paternal”), from Classical Latin paternus (“of or pertaining to a father, paternal”), from pater (“father”).
- Of or pertaining to one's father, his genes, his relatives, or his side of a family
- paternal grandfather
- Fatherly; behaving as or characteristic of a father.
- Received or inherited from one's father.
- their small paternal field of corn
- Acting as a father
- paternal filicide
- maternal – mother
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paternal m (oblique and nominative feminine singular paternale)
- English: paternal
paternal (plural paternales)