Ancient Greek edit

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Etymology edit

From Proto-Hellenic *patḗr (compare Mycenaean Greek 𐀞𐀳 (pa-te)), from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr. Cognates include Old English fæder (English father), Phrygian πατερης (paterēs), Latin pater, Sanskrit पितृ (pitṛ), and Old Armenian հայր (hayr).

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Noun edit

πᾰτήρ (patḗrm (genitive πᾰτρός or πᾰτέρος); third declension

  1. father
    Synonyms: νόννος (nónnos), φύτωρ (phútōr)
    1. epithet of Zeus
      • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 1.544:
        Τὴν δ’ ἠμείβετ’ ἔπειτα πατὴρ ἀνδρῶν τε θεῶν τε·
        Tḕn d’ ēmeíbet’ épeita patḕr andrôn te theôn te;
        Then the father of men and gods answered her:
    2. respectful address of an older man
    3. (figurative) author
    4. (in the plural) forefathers, ancestors
  2. (Christianity) God the Father; (one of the three Persons of the Trinity)

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  • Greek: πατήρ (patír), πατέρας (patéras)
  • Yevanic: פַטִיר(patir)

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Greek edit

Etymology edit

Learnedly, from Ancient Greek πᾰτήρ (patḗr). Doublet of πατέρας (patéras).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [paˈtir]
  • Hyphenation: πα‧τήρ

Noun edit

πατήρ (patírm

  1. (religion) God the Father
  2. (literary) father (form of address for monk or priest)
  3. Katharevousa form of πατέρας (patéras), father