Italian edit

Etymology edit

From Medieval Latin paternālis, from Latin paternō (from which the cognate paterno).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /pa.terˈna.le/
  • Rhymes: -ale
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ter‧nà‧le

Noun edit

paternale f (plural paternali)

  1. rebuke, reprimand, scolding
  2. lecture (solemn rebuke)

Usage notes edit

Further reading edit

  • paternale in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams edit

Latin edit

Adjective edit


  1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular of paternālis