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Origin of patri-
WORDS THAT USE PATRI-
What does patri- mean?
Patri- comes from Latin pater, meaning “father.” The Greek cognate, also meaning “father,” is patḗr, which is the source of patriarchy. Find out more at our entry for the word.
The “mother” counterpart to patri- is matri-. Check out our Words That Use article for matri- to learn more.
What are variants of patri-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, patri- becomes the rare form patr-. Want to know more? Check out our Words That Use article for patr-.
Examples of patri-
An example of a word you may have encountered that features patri- is patrilineal, “the muscular substance of the heart.”
We know patri- means “father,” while the -lineal portion refers to “line,” from Latin līneālis. Patrilineal literally translates to “father’s line.”
What are some words that use the equivalent of the combining form patri- in Greek or Latin?
What are some other forms that patri- may be commonly confused with?
How to use Patri in a sentence
Ibi tertium iam mensem ger decumbebat, cuius salus erat conclamata, quem Barbari visendum Patri obtulerunt.
He breaks out, indeed, into a burst of devotional praise—Gloria Patri—as if for some special and never-to-be-forgotten mercy.Witch, Warlock, and Magician|William Henry Davenport Adams
The shouts of joy had ceased to be a burden to him; and no one cried 'Pater Patri' as he passed.The Making of a Saint|William Somerset Maugham
He was curiously fond of quotations, and the last words he uttered were 'Dulce et decorum est pro patri mori.'Forty-one years in India|Frederick Sleigh Roberts
Nec diu scelerum impunitus, patri consternatione perimitur; eadem spiritum eripiente, qu regnum largita fuerat.Beowulf|R. W. Chambers