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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

patr(i)-

Father.

[Latin pater, patr-, father; Greek patēr, patr-, father.]

Examples are patrimony (from Latin), property inherited from one's father or male ancestor; patronymic (Greek onuma, name), a name derived from the name of a father or ancestor; patricide (Latin caedere, kill), the killing of one's father, or a person who kills his or her father; patrilineal, based on relationship to the father or descent through the male line.

Related words include paternal; patrician (Latin patricius, having a noble father), an aristocrat or nobleman or characteristic of those classes; patriot (Greek patris, fatherland); patron (Latin patronus, protector of clients, a defender); and patriarch (Greek patria, family), the male head of a family or tribe.

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