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Pater-, Patro-, -Patria Words: “allopatric” to “sympatria”

Words that include: pater-, patro-, patr-, patri-, -patria (Latin: father, dad, pop [family member]; fatherland, country, nation)

allopatric, allopatrically, allopatry:
In biology, of or pertaining to species of organisms occurring in different, but often adjacent areas.
Existing before the patriarchs.
The relationship which exists between godfathers (or both godparents) mutually, or between them and the actual parents of a child.
compatriot, compatriotism, compatriotic:
1. A fellow countryman.
2. A colleague.
3. One who is of the same country with another.
To leave or renounce one’s native country; to expatriate oneself.
expatriate, expatriated, expatriation:
1. To drive (a person) from his native land; exile.
2. To withdraw (oneself) from one’s native land or from allegiance to it.
3. A person who has been driven from his native country or who has withdrawn from his allegiance to his native land.
A hater of the Fathers of the Christian Church or one who hates his/her father.
An elderly father of a young child.
Chiefly a British term for “father”.
paterfamilias, patresfamilias:
1. The father of a family; male head of a household.
2. In Roman Law, the head of a family or household having the authority belonging to that position over the persons composing it; also, a person of either sex and any age who is sui juris and free from parental control.
paternal, paternally:
1. Of, like, or characteristic of a father or fatherhood; fatherly.
2. Derived, received, or inherited from a father.
3. Related through the father’s side of the family.
paternalism, paternalist, paternalistic, paternalistically:
The principle or system of governing or controlling a country, group of employees, etc. in a manner suggesting a father’s relationship with his children.
1. The state of being a father; fatherhood.
2. Male parentage; paternal origin.
3. Origin or authorship in general.
pater noster:
1. The opening words of the Lord’s Prayer (Pater noster, “Our Father”); especially, in Latin.
2. Each large bead of a rosary on which this prayer is said.
3. A muttered prayer or incantation.
1. Dread or fear of the Fathers of the early Church.
2. An abnormal fear or dread of one’s father.
The brother of a father; an uncle on the father’s side.
1. The father and ruler of a family or tribe, as one of the founders of the ancient Hebrew families: in the Bible, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jacob’s twelve sons were patriarchs.
2. A person regarded as the founder or father of a colony, religion, business, etc.
3. A man of great age and dignity.
4. The oldest individual of a class or group.
5. A bishop in the early Christian Church, especially a bishop of Rome, Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, or Jerusalem.
The position, rank, jurisdiction, territory, etc. of a patriarch; patriarchy.
1. A form of social organization in which the father or the eldest male is recognized as the head of the family or tribe, descent and kinship being traced through the male line.
2. Government, rule, or domination by men.
1. In ancient Rome; originally, a member of any of the ancient Roman citizen families; later, a member of the nobility; the opposite of plebeian.
2. A person of high rank in some medieval Italian republics and in certain free cities of the German Empire.
3. Any person of high social rank; aristocrat.
1. The rank or position of a patrician.
2. The patrician class; aristocracy.
patricide, patricidal:
1. The act of killing one’s father.
2. A person who kills his father.
Patrick and Patricia:
Masculine and feminine names (in sequence shown) from Latin patricius, a patrician.
patrilineal, patrilineage:
1. Designating or of descent, kinship, or derivation through the father instead of the mother.
2. Related to descent through the male line; inheritance of the Y chromosome is exclusively patrilineal.
patrilocal, patrilocality:
A marriage of a young couple in which they live with the husband’s parents.
1. Property inherited from one’s father or ancestors.
2. Property endowed to an institution, as a church.
3. Anything inherited, as a trait or character.
patriot, patriotic:
A person who loves and loyally or zealously supports his own country.
Love and loyal or zealous support of one’s own country
One who held, as certain early heretics, that God the Father suffered with or in the person of the Son for the redemption of man.
Characterized by the exercise of authority by the father or his relatives in a family or household.
patrist, patristic:
One versed in the lives or writings of the Fathers of the Christian Church.
Having sex with one’s father.
patroclinous, patroclinic, patrocliny, patriclinous:
1. Looking more like one’s father than one’s mother.
2. Having physical characteristics inherited from the father.
3. Character inherited from the father.
A genealogy of the Fathers (of the Christian Church).
Sexual love of a daughter for her father.
Worship of, or excessive reverence for, the Fathers (of the Church).
The study of the writings of the Fathers (of the Church), patristics; a treatise on these writings.
1. Father in the the senses of protector and defender of his clients (viz. of individuals, of cities, or provinces); also, the former master of a freedman or freedwoman; an advocate or defender before a court of justice, or, generally, of any person or cause.
2. In Middle Latin, it acquired the senses of patron saint, patron or advowee (advocatus) of a church, and that of lord or master, in many specific connexions; also that of exemplar, pattern.
3. Most of these senses are represented in English patron, but the order in which they were taken into English does not correspond to that of their appearance in the Latin and Romanic sense.
4. A person of distinction who gave his protection and aid to a client in return for certain services.
5. Someone who gives money or other support to someone or something; especially in the arts.
1. The action of a patron in giving influential support, favor, encouragement, or countenance, to a person, institution, work, art, etc. Originally it implied the action of a superior.
2. The appointments or privileges that a politician can give to loyal supporters.
1. The female form of patron.
2. A woman who supports, protects, or champions someone or something, such as an institution, an event, or a cause; a sponsor or benefactor.
3. A woman who possesses the right to grant an ecclesiastical benefice to a member of the clergy.
4. A female patron saint.
patronize, patronizer:
1. To treat someone as if he or she were less intelligent or knowledgeable than yourself.
2. To be a regular customer of a particular store or business.
3. To give money or other material support to someone or something, especially in the arts.
The study of the origin of personal names; especially, from the father.
patronym, patronymic, patronymically:
A description of a name derived from a male (father) ancestor’s name; especially, one that adds a prefix, e.g., “Mac-”, or a sufix, e.g., “-son” to the earlier name. Another example is the Russian “-vich” that is attached to Ivan and so becomes “Ivanovich” (son of Ivan).
The owner of a manorial estate in New York or New Jersey granted under Dutch rule [Mid-18th century via Dutch from French patron].
A child that has more affection for the father than the mother.
philopater, philopatric, philopatry:
A special fondness or love of one’s father or of one’s country.
To restore (a person) to his own country.
Return or restoration to one’s own country.
sympatria, sympatric:
In biology, occurring in the same geographical region, or in overlapping regions.