From pater (“father”) + -rnus.
paternus (feminine paterna, neuter paternum); first/second-declension adjective
- Of or pertaining to a father, paternal, fatherly.
- Related through the father, or his side of the family, paternal.
- Of or pertaining to one's forefathers, ancestral.
- Of or connected with one's origin or birthplace, native.
- (of or pertaining to a father): paternālis
- (of or pertaining to one's forefathers, ancestral): avītus
- paternus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- paternus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- paternus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- disinherited: exheres paternorum bonorum (De Or. 1. 38. 175)
- paternus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- paternus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray