Origin of materfamilias
Examples from the Web for materfamilias
In the first case, the wife became a materfamilias while in the second she was simply an uxor.The Historical Child|Oscar Chrisman
The door opened at last, and Paterfamilias entered with Materfamilias (whose headache was better), and followed by the candles.In the Yule-Log Glow, Book II|Various
"The first time we ever travelled second-class in our lives," murmured Materfamilias.
There is nothing to tell the materfamilias; and yet, at her first attempt, she fills the honey-pot to the requisite depth.The Mason-bees|J. Henri Fabre
And I, being vain (turn some people out of a room and you don't humble them properly), retort with—'materfamilias!'The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II|Elizabeth Barrett Browning