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noun, plural Pi·tris, Pi·tri. Hinduism.
  1. the legendary progenitor of any family.
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Origin of Pitri

From the Sanskrit word pitṛ father
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  • One idea lying at the base of much of the respect paid to the moon is that it is the abode of the Pitri or sainted dead.

    The Popular Religion and Folk-Lore of Northern India, Vol. I (of 2)

    W. Crooke