Complete Definition of "paternal"

English

Pronunciation
pÉ-tû(r)'nÉl, /pÉ'tÉË(r)nÉl/, /[email protected]"t3:(r)[email protected]/

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Vulgar Latin paternalis, from Classical Latin paternus, from pater meaning "father."

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. Of or pertaining to one's father, his genes, his relatives, or his side of a family; contrasted with maternal; as, "paternal grandfather" (one's father's father).
  2. fatherly|Fatherly; behaving as a father.
  3. receive|Received or inherited from one's father.
  4. Commit|committed by a father; as, "paternal filicide" (murder of a son by his father).

Derived terms
paternal aunt
paternal cousin
paternal filicide
paternal grandfather
paternal grandmother
paternal uncle

Antonyms

maternal

Translations

Chinese:
:Simplified: ç¶äº²
:Traditional: ç¶è¦ª
:Pinyin: fuqing
Dutch: vaderlijk
French: paternel m, paternelle f
German: väterlich
Greek: ÏαÏÏικÏÏ (patrikós) m, ÏαÏÏική (patriké) f, ÏαÏÏÎ¹ÎºÏ (patrikó) n
Icelandic: föðurlegur m, föðurleg f, föðurlegt n, föður|föður- m|f|n
Italian: paterno m, paterna f}', paterni {{m|p, paterne m|p
mid
Japanese:
:Kanji: ç¶æ§
:Hiragana: ãµãã
:Romaji: fusei
Korean:
:Hangul: ìë²ì§
:Romaja: abeoji
Latin: (Classical Latin) paternus m, paterna f, paternum n; (Vulgar and Modern Latin) paternalis m|f, paternale n
Russian: по-оÑÑовÑки po-ottsovski invariable
Spanish: paternal m|f

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