padre

padre

[pah-drey, -dree; Spanish pah-thre; Italian pah-dre]
noun, plural padres [pah-dreyz, -dreez; Spanish pah-thres] , padri [Italian pah-dree] .
1.
father (used especially in addressing or referring to a priest or member of the clergy).
2.
a chaplain in military or naval service.

Origin:
1575–85; < Spanish, Portuguese, Italian: father < Latin pater

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padre (ˈpɑːdrɪ)
 
n
1.  father: used to address or refer to a clergyman, esp a priest
2.  a chaplain to the armed forces
 
[via Spanish or Italian from Latin pater father]

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padre
"priest, chaplain," 1584, from It., Sp. or Port. padre, from L. patrem (nom. pater) "father." The title of the regular clergy in those languages. Papar was the name the Norse gave to Irish monks whom they found in Iceland when they arrived.
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