Words nearby matr-
WORDS THAT USE MATR-
What does matr- mean?
The “father” counterpart to matr- is patr-. Check out our Words That Use article for patr- to learn more.
The Greek cognate of Latin māter is mḗtēr, also meaning “mother,” which is the source of words such as metropolis, a term that literally means “mother city.” Find out more at our entries for matrix, matron, and metropolis.
What are variants of matr-?
Matr- is a rare variant of matri-, which loses its -i- when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels. Another rare variant of matri- is matro-, as in matrocliny. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use articles for each of these forms.
What are some other forms that matri- may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that begins with the exact letters matri- or matr-, like matrass or matriculate, is necessarily using the combining form matri- to denote “mother.” Learn why matriculate means “to enroll” at our entry for the word.
How to use matr- in a sentence
As vainly, Matr Nassar 371 covered his proteges with his aba 372 thus making them part of his own family.The Life of Sir Richard Burton|Thomas Wright
Another trumpet-call gives the signal for the final division of the fight, the suerte de matr (killing).