Borrowed from Latin pater ("father"). Doublet of ayr, faeder, father, padre, and père.
pater (plural paters)
- (formal or humorous) father
- 1900, Harry B. Norris, Burlington Bertie (song)
- Burlington Bertie's the latest young jay
He rents a swell flat somewhere Kensington way
He spends the good oof that his pater has made
Along with the Brandy and Soda Brigade.
- Peart, Petra, apert, apter, parte, peart, petar, petra, prate, preta, reapt, repat, retap, taper, trape, treap
- genitive plural of patro
From Middle Dutch pater, from Latin pater, from Proto-Italic *pat?r, from Proto-Indo-European *ph?t?r. Doublet of vader and va.
- (key): /'pa:.t?r/
- Hyphenation: pa?ter
- Rhymes: -a:t?r
pater m (plural paters, diminutive patertje n)
- (Roman Catholicism) father (as a religious title)
From Dutch pater, from Latin pater, from Proto-Italic *pat?r, from Proto-Indo-European *ph?t?r.
- (key): ['pa.t?r]
- Hyphenation: pa?têr
patêr (plural, first-person possessive paterku, second-person possessive patermu, third-person possessive paternya)
- (Catholicism) priest.
- Synonyms: pastor, rama
From Proto-Italic *pat?r, from Proto-Indo-European *ph?t?r. As a titular suffix, shares cognate roots with Old Latin Di?spiter ("Father Jove"), Latin Iuppiter ("Jupiter").
pater m (genitive patris); third declension
- father (male parent)
- head of household
- honorific title
- Emilian: pèder
- Franco-Provençal: pâre
- Ligurian: poæ
- Lombard: pader
- Arabic: ? (patri)
- Hebrew: ? (patri)
- Navarro-Aragonese: [Term?]
- Neapolitan: pàte
- Old French: pere, pedre
- Old Italian: patre
- Old Leonese: [Term?]
- Old Occitan: paire
- Old Portuguese: padre
- Galician: padre
- Portuguese: padre (see there for further descendants)
- => Old Portuguese: pay
- Galician: pai
- Portuguese: pai
- Guinea-Bissau Creole: pai
- Indo-Portuguese: pai
- Kabuverdianu: pai
- Kristang: pai
- Sãotomense: pe
- Old Spanish: [Term?]
- Sicilian: patri
- Venetian: pare
- -> Dutch: pater
- -> English: pater
- -> Romanian: pater
- pater in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- pater in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- pater in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- in our fathers' time: memoria patrum nostrorum
- son of such and such a father, mother: patre, (e) matre natus
- my dear father: pater optime or carissime, mi pater (vid. sect. XII. 10)
- to be disinherited: exheredari a patre
- (ambiguous) to consult the senators on a matter: patres (senatum) consulere de aliqua re (Sall. Iug. 28)
Borrowed from Latin pater.
- father (term of address for a Christian priest)
English pater (Christian priests are often referred to as 'Father'), from Latin pater.