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ad patres

[ahd pah-tres; English ad pey-treez] /ɑd ˈpɑ trɛs; English æd ˈpeɪ triz/
adjective, Latin.
1.
dead.
Origin of ad patres
literally, to the fathers
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  • The old cat is very ill at Narbonne; he is going 'ad patres'.

    Cinq Mars, Complete Alfred de Vigny

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