patri-

patri-

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
father: patricide; patrilocal
 
[from Latin pater, Greek patērfather]

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