pəter- / Indo-European roots

pəter-

Father.

Oldest form *ph2ter-.
1. father; forefather from Old English fæder, father, from Germanic *fadar.
2. padre, pater, paternal, patri-, patrician, patrimony, patron, père; compadre, expatriate, goombah, perpetrate from Latin pater, father.
3. patri-, patriot; allopatric, eupatrid, parapatric, patriarch, sympatric from Greek patēr, father.

[Pokorny pətḗ (r) 829.]



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