pater

[pey-ter; also for 2, 3 pat-er]

Origin of pater

1300–50; Middle English < Latin: father

Pater

[pey-ter]
noun
  1. Walter Horatio,1839–94, English critic, essayist, and novelist.

Pater Patriae

[pah-ter pah-tree-ahy; English pey-ter pey-tree-ee, pat-er pa-tree-ee]
noun
  1. Latin. father of his country.
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pater

noun
  1. British mainly facetious a public school slang word for father

Word Origin for pater

from Latin

Pater

noun
  1. Walter (Horatio). 1839–94, English essayist and critic, noted for his prose style and his advocation of the "love of art for its own sake". His works include the philosophical romance Marius the Epicurean (1885), Studies in the History of the Renaissance (1873), and Imaginary Portraits (1887)
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