pater-, patri-, patro-, patr-, -patria

(Latin: father, dad, pop (family member); fatherland, country, nation)

patradelphy (s) (noun), patradelphies (pl)
The brother of a father; an uncle on the father's side: Judy's patradelphy was her dad's only sibling and lived in Canada.
Patria est, ubicumque est bene.
Translation: "Where ever we are content, that is our country."

A motto by Marcus Pacuvilus (c. 220 - c. 130 B.C.) who wrote fourteen plays and a satire. Only fragments of the plays survive.

1. The father and ruler of a family or tribe; specifically in the New Testament, and uses derived from there, the twelve sons of Jacob, from whom the tribes of Israel were descended; also, the fathers of the race, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and their forefathers.
2. The title of the bishops of the four patriarchates of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem, the Patriarch of Constantinople being the Head of the Church or Ecumenical Patriarch. Also the title of the heads of the other Eastern Churches, as the Abyssinian, Armenian, Jacobite, and Coptic.
3. In the Roman Catholic Church; a bishop second only to the pope in episcopal, and to the pope and cardinals in hierarchical rank, and next above primates and metropolitans. The title of the Latin bishops of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem; also, of those of the three minor patriarchates, the Indies, Lisbon, and Venice.
4. One who is regarded as the father or founder of an order, institution, or tradition, or (by extension) of a science, school of thought, or the like.
5. A venerable old man; especially, the oldest man, the "father" of a village or neighbourhood; the veteran or oldest living representative of a class, profession, art, or such.
The position, rank, jurisdiction, territory, etc. of a patriarch; patriarchy.
Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of the ancient patriarchs, or of the patriarchal system of government; like a patriarch.
1. The government of a church by a patriarch or patriarchs.
2. A patriarchal system of society or government; government by the father or the eldest male of the family; a family, tribe, or community so organized.
3. A society organized with the father or oldest male as head, with descent through the male line.
patrician (s) (noun), patricians (pl)
1. In ancient Rome; originally, a member of any of the ancient Roman citizen families; later, a member of the nobility; the opposite of plebeian.
2. A person of high rank in some medieval Italian republics and in certain free cities of the German Empire.
3. Any person of high social rank; aristocrat.
1. The rank or position of a patrician.
2. The patrician class; aristocracy.
1. The act of killing one's father.
2. Someone who kills his/her father.
Patrick and Patricia
Masculine and feminine names (in sequence shown) from Latin patricius, a patrician.
Inheritance of traits which are primarily from the father.
An “ancestral lizard” from Late Cretaceous Europe. The name comes from Greek patrikos, “paternal, ancestral”. Named by Harry Govier Seeley in 1887.
patrilineal (adjective) (not comparable)
Concerning lineage or kinship through the male line: While being involved in the genealogy of her family, Alice was able to trace her patrilineal ancestry back to 1880.