pater (plural paters)
- (formal) father
From Borrowing from Latin pater. Doublette with Dutch vader and va.
pater m (plural paters, diminutive patertje n)
- father (in the religious sense)
From Proto-Italic *patēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr; cognate to Ancient Greek πατήρ (patḗr), Old English fæder (English father), Old Norse faðir, Sanskrit पितृ (pitṛ), Persian پدر (pedar).
pater m (genitive patris); third declension
- father (male parent)
- head of household
- honorific title
- 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
- Félix Gaffiot (1934), “pater”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
- Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (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)
Borrowing from Latin pater.
- father (term of address for a Christian priest)