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patri-

1.
a combining form meaning “father,” occurring originally in loanwords from Greek and Latin (patriarch; patrician), and used in the formation of new compounds (patrilineal ).
Also, especially before a vowel, patr-.
Origin
combining form representing Latin pater, Greek patḗr father
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patri-

combining form
1.
father patricide, patrilocal
Word Origin
from Latin pater, Greek patērfather
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