noun, plural pa·dres [pah-dreyz, -dreez; Spanish pah-th res] /ˈpɑ dreɪz, -driz; Spanish ˈpɑ ðrɛs/, pa·dri [Italian pah-dree] /Italian ˈpɑ dri/.
- padma shri,
- padparadschah sapphire,
- padre island,
Origin of padre
Examples from the Web for padri
Be gentle with them, Padri—but I don't think you'll do much.'Soldiers Three|Rudyard Kipling
Mr. Mitra and his family consequently removed to another house of Padri Ahmad Shah about 200 yards distant therefrom.Indian Ghost Stories|S. Mukerji
Truly excellent life helped out by the visits of the Padri, just fresh from burying somebody down below there.'Under the Deodars|Rudyard Kipling
In the church and monastery of the Padri Benedettini, there is preserved a noble collection of them.The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. IV (of 6)|Luigi Antonio Lanzi
From Badarwar to the summit of the Padri pass, and throughout the descent, clay-slate had been the prevailing rock.Western Himalaya and Tibet|Thomas Thomson
noun informal (sometimes capital)
Word Origin for padre
"priest, chaplain," 1580s, from Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese padre, from Latin patrem (nominative pater) "father" (see father (n.)). The title of the regular clergy in those languages. Papar was the name the Norse gave to Irish monks whom they found in Iceland when they arrived.