a combining form meaning “mother,” used in the formation of compound words: matrilineal.
- Also matro-; especially before a vowel, matr-.
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How to use matri- in a sentence
With more than $500 million generated annually, maybe they should call it “matri-money.”
Unde patri suo Tuinfredo et matri sue Marcelline, oneri fuit non honori, confusioni et non exultacioni.Beowulf | R. W. Chambers
Nam Remus oris lineamentis erat matri simillimus aetasque expositionis temporibus congruebat.Selections from Viri Romae | Charles Franois L'Homond
Filius sapiens lætificat patrem: filius vero stultus mæstitia est matri suæ.The Advancement of Learning | Francis Bacon
His family, that of Matri, was one of the lowliest in Benjamin.History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6) | Heinrich Graetz
Nascere, magne puer, matri expectate patrique, is said near the end.The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy | Jacob Burckhardt
British Dictionary definitions for matri-
mother or motherhood: matriarchy
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