- An·ge·lo [an-juh-loh] /ˈæn dʒəˌloʊ/, 1877–1965, U.S. educator and writer, born in Italy.
- a combining form meaning “father,” occurring originally in loanwords from Greek and Latin (patriarch; patrician), and used in the formation of new compounds (patrilineal ).
Also especially before a vowel, patr-.
Origin of patri-
combining form representing Latin pater, Greek patḗr father
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Examples from the Web for patri
A patri—oh, you know what; like the Sons of England, you know!Our Little Canadian Cousin
Elizabeth Roberts MacDonald
Riccabocca was standing on the hearth under his symbolical representation of the "Patri Exul."
Nec diu scelerum impunitus, patri consternatione perimitur; eadem spiritum eripiente, qu regnum largita fuerat.Beowulf
R. W. Chambers
Patri solum omnibus carum est—The soil of their native land is dear to the hearts of all men.
Patri fumus igne alieno luculentior—The smoke of our own country is brighter than fire in a foreign one.
- fatherpatricide; patrilocal
from Latin pater, Greek patēr father
Word Origin and History for patri
word-forming element used to make terms describing kinship of the father or the paternal line, from Latin patri-, comb. form of pater (see father (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper