patres

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See also: Patres and pâtres

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

patrēs

  1. nominative plural of pater
  2. accusative plural of pater
  3. vocative plural of pater
  4. (plural only) the patricians (members of any of the families constituting the populus Romanus, or body of Roman citizens, before the development of the plebeian order)
  5. (plural only) the senators; the Senate
    • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab urbe condita libri 26.1
      Cn. Fuluius Centumalus P. Sulpicius Galba consules cum idibus Martiis magistratum inissent, senatu in Capitolium uocato, de re publica, de administratione belli, de prouinciis exercitibusque patres consuluerunt.
      When the consuls Gnaeus Fulvius Centumalus and Publius Sulpicius Galba took up the magistracy on the Ides of March, they summoned the senate to the Capitoline Hill and consulted the senators on issues regarding the state, the handling of the war, the provinces and the armies.

References[edit]

  • patres” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to consult the senators on a matter: patres (senatum) consulere de aliqua re (Sall. Iug. 28)
  • patres in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • patres in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Novial[edit]

Noun[edit]

patres

  1. plural of patre "parent" (father or mother)