The father was speaking as someone who had been raised in India by very strict parents.
What will the father say, in toasting his only daughter on her wedding day?
But the family remained tight-knit, and the kids frequently visited their father on set when he made films like Apocalypse Now.
I love that man, but I am vaguely scared of him just like you really would feel towards your father.
My good-natured sister was holding my father's hand, happily taking it all in.
After the dissolution of the University of Wittenberg his father was transferred to Halle in 1815.
His father had lost it and had died, bewildered and hungry of soul.
In neither his father nor his mother was there any weakness, nor in the generations before them.
It will be a pitiful journey to take Sara back to his father.
Then father Giang was frightened, and took back his promise.
Old English fæder "father, male ancestor," from Proto-Germanic *fader (cf. Old Saxon fadar, Old Frisian feder, Dutch vader, Old Norse faðir, Old High German fater, German vater), from PIE *pəter (cf. Sanskrit pitar-, Greek pater, Latin pater, Old Persian pita, Old Irish athir "father"), presumably from baby-speak sound like pa.
The classic example of Grimm's Law, where PIE "p-" becomes Germanic "f-." Spelling with -th- (15c.) reflects widespread phonetic shift in Middle English that turned -der to -ther in many words; spelling caught up to pronunciation in 1500s (cf. burden, murder).
c.1400, from father (n.). Related: Fathered; fathering.