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  1. a combining form meaning “father,” occurring originally in loanwords from Greek and Latin (patriarch; patrician), and used in the formation of new compounds (patrilineal ).
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Also especially before a vowel, patr-.

Origin of patri-

combining form representing Latin pater, Greek patḗr father
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British Dictionary definitions for patri-

patri-

combining form
  1. fatherpatricide; patrilocal
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Word Origin

from Latin pater, Greek patēr father
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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.)).

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