From Dutch patriarch, from Late Latin patriarcha, from Byzantine Greek πατριάρχης (patriárkhēs, “the founder of the tribe/family”), from Ancient Greek πατριά (patriá, “generation, ancestry, descent, tribe, family”) + -αρχης (-arkhēs, “-arch”). Doublet of batrik.
- father, the male head of a tribal line or family.
- a founder of a political or religious movement, an organization or an enterprise.
- an old leader of a village or community.
- Synonym: datuk
- (Christianity) the highest form of bishop, in the ancient world having authority over other bishops in the province but now generally as an honorary title; in Roman Catholicism, considered a bishop second only to the Pope in rank.
- “patriark” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, Jakarta: Language Development and Fostering Agency — Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic Indonesia, 2016.
- a patriarch, a male ancestor; Abraham, Isac, Jacob and Jacob's 12 sons in the Old Testament; a high bishop in the orthodox church; a male dominant leader
|Declension of patriark|