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pa·ter·nal

 (pə-tûr′nəl)
adj.
1. Relating to or characteristic of a father or fatherhood; fatherly.
2. Received or inherited from a father: a paternal trait.
3. Related through one's father: my paternal aunt.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin paternālis, from Latin paternus, from pater, father; see pəter- in Indo-European roots.]

pa·ter′nal·ly adv.

paternal

(pəˈtɜːnəl)
adj
1. relating to or characteristic of a father, esp in showing affection, encouragement, etc; fatherly
2. (prenominal) related through the father: his paternal grandfather.
3. (Genetics) inherited or derived from the male parent
[C17: from Late Latin paternālis, from Latin pater father]
paˈternally adv

pa•ter•nal

(pəˈtɜr nl)

adj.
1. characteristic of or befitting a father; fatherly.
2. of or pertaining to a father: paternal rights.
3. related on the father's side: one's paternal grandfather.
4. derived or inherited from a father.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin paternālis= Latin patern(us) paternal (pater father + -nus adj. suffix) + -ālis -al1]
pa•ter′nal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.paternal - belonging to or inherited from one's father; "spent his childhood on the paternal farm"; "paternal traits"
2.paternal - characteristic of a father
patriarchal - characteristic of a form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
maternal - characteristic of a mother; "warm maternal affection for her guest"- Dorothy Sayers
3.paternal - relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parentpaternal - relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; "parental guidance"
4.paternal - related on the father's sidepaternal - related on the father's side; "a paternal aunt"
related - connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage

paternal

adjective
1. fatherly, concerned, protective, benevolent, vigilant, solicitous, fatherlike He has always taken a paternal interest in her.
2. patrilineal, patrimonial my paternal grandparents

paternal

adjective
Like a father:
Translations
أبَوي، والِديمن جِهَة الأب
otcovskýz otcovy strany
fader-faderlig
isäisällinenisänpuoleinentekemä
očevočinski
apaiapai ágiatyaiatyailag
föîur-föîurlegur
iš tėvo pusės
no tēva pusestēva-tēvišķīgs
z otcovej strany
babababa tarafındanbabayla ilgili

paternal

[pəˈtɜːnl] ADJ
1. (= fatherly) [love, feelings] → paterno, paternal; [authority] → paterno; [pride] → de padre
2. (= on the father's side) [grandparent] → por parte de padre, paterno

paternal

[pəˈtɜːrnəl] adj [feeling, responsibility] → paternel(le) paternal grandfather, paternal grandmother, paternal grandparentspaternal grandfather ngrand-père m paternelpaternal grandmother ngrand-mère f paternellepaternal grandparents nplgrands-parents mpl paternels

paternal

adjväterlich; my paternal uncle/grandmother etcmein Onkel m/meine Großmutter etc väterlicherseits

paternal

[pəˈtɜːnl] adjpaterno/a

paternal

(pəˈtəːnl) adjective
1. of or like a father. paternal feelings.
2. among one's father's relatives. Her paternal grandmother.
paˈternity noun
the fact or state of being a father.

paternal

a. paterno, rel. al padre.

paternal

adj paterno; (fatherly) paternal
References in classic literature ?
There were to be no ceremonious performances, everything was to be as natural and homelike as possible, so when Aunt March arrived, she was scandalized to see the bride come running to welcome and lead her in, to find the bridegroom fastening up a garland that had fallen down, and to catch a glimpse of the paternal minister marching upstairs with a grave countenance and a wine bottle under each arm.
Carr's daughters, nevertheless from time to time cast a paternal glance backwards upon their escorts, who had each seized a handle of the two trunks, and were carrying them in couples at the young ladies' side.
With a bow to Hepzibah, and a degree of paternal benevolence in his parting nod to Phoebe, the Judge left the shop, and went smiling along the street.
As most of these old Custom-House officers had good traits, and as my position in reference to them, being paternal and protective, was favourable to the growth of friendly sentiments, I soon grew to like them all.
Ichahod Crane had a soft and foolish heart towards the sex; and it is not to be wondered at, that so tempting a morsel soon found favor in his eyes, more especially after he had visited her in her paternal mansion.
But the captain, for some unknown constitutional reason, had refrained from mentioning all this, and not till forced to it by Ahab's iciness did he allude to his one yet missing boy; a little lad, but twelve years old, whose father with the earnest but unmisgiving hardihood of a Nantucketer's paternal love, had thus early sought to initiate him in the perils and wonders of a vocation almost immemorially the destiny of all his race.
At first, while I supposed you satisfied that Colonel Campbell was the giver, I saw it only as paternal kindness, and thought it the most natural thing in the world.
Vanstone's inveterate carelessness in the exercise of his paternal authority.
The Squire had laid down his knife and fork, and was staring at his son in amazement, not being sufficiently quick of brain to form a probable guess as to what could have caused so strange an inversion of the paternal and filial relations as this proposition of his son to pay him a hundred pounds.
So said, he o're his Scepter bowing, rose From the right hand of Glorie where he sate, And the third sacred Morn began to shine Dawning through Heav'n: forth rush'd with whirlwind sound The Chariot of Paternal Deitie, Flashing thick flames, Wheele within Wheele undrawn, It self instinct with Spirit, but convoyd By four Cherubic shapes, four Faces each Had wondrous, as with Starrs thir bodies all And Wings were set with Eyes, with Eyes the Wheels Of Beril, and careering Fires between; Over thir heads a chrystal Firmament, Whereon a Saphir Throne, inlaid with pure Amber, and colours of the showrie Arch.
But no sooner was he informed that Ivanhoe was in careful, and probably in friendly hands, than the paternal anxiety which had been excited by the dubiety of his fate, gave way anew to the feeling of injured pride and resentment, at what he termed Wilfred's filial disobedience.
Besides, the chevalier was as unctuous with the abbe as he was paternal with the grisettes.