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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 ?
But this was the way this system of abnegation was paid for: instead of wearing such mean habiliments as his paternal fortunes entitled him to, he was able to appear brilliant, superb, like a young noble of fifty thousand livres a year.
And at the very touch of criticism, the paternal sanctity was lessened; yet the paternal terror only grew; and the two strands of feeling pushed him in the same direction.
No sooner had the Son promised than he received a stinging blow from the paternal walking-stick, and by the time he had counted to seventy-five had the unhappiness to see the old man jump into a waiting cab and whirl away.
A paternal administration, chosen from among yourselves, will form your municipality or city government.
When I had reached my eighteenth Year I was recalled by my Parents to my paternal roof in Wales.
When a family is complete, it consists of freemen and slaves; but as in every subject we should begin with examining into the smallest parts of which it consists, and as the first and smallest parts of a family are the master and slave, the husband and wife, the father and child, let us first inquire into these three, what each of them may be, and what they ought to be; that is to say, the herile, the nuptial, and the paternal.
de Treville, as he has ended by styling himself in Paris, had really commenced life as D'Artagnan now did; that is to say, without a sou in his pocket, but with a fund of audacity, shrewdness, and intelligence which makes the poorest Gascon gentleman often derive more in his hope from the paternal inheritance than the richest Perigordian or Berrichan gentleman derives in reality from his.
Finally, those sentiments dictate the lines--grateful, sympathetic, paternal lines--which appear in this place.
He bore it very patiently for six months, and when no signs of amendment appeared, he did what other paternal exiles do--tried to get a little comfort elsewhere.
You are still growing," Athos continued, with that charming and paternal interest felt by a grown man for a youth.
Having given utterance to this paternal advice, the worthy Mynheer van Baerle died, to the intense grief of his son Cornelius, who cared very little for the guilders, and very much for his father.
I remember that, exactly as in the comedy of Moliere, my uncle asked the precise question in the very words - not of my confidential valet, however, but across great distances of land, in a letter whose mocking but indulgent turn ill concealed his almost paternal anxiety.