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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 of patri-
combining form representing Latin pater, Greek patḗr father Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for patri-


combining form
father: patricide, patrilocal
Word Origin
from Latin pater, Greek patērfather
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Word Origin and History for patri-

word-forming element used to make terms describing kinship of the father or the paternal line, from Latin patri-, comb. form of pater (see father (n.)).

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