follow Dictionary.com

Why is the ninth month called September?

matri-

1.
a combining form meaning “mother,” used in the formation of compound words:
matrilineal.
Also, matro-; especially before a vowel, matr-.
Origin
< Latin, combining form of māter mother
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for matri-

matri-

combining form
1.
mother or motherhood matriarchy
Word Origin
from Latin māter mother
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for matri-

word-forming element meaning "mother," from comb. form of Latin mater (genitive matris) "mother" (see mother (n.1)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for matri-

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for matri

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for matri-