Government of Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

The father and his family

The word father is related to the Latin pater, which has been used to form a variety of English words. And Latin itself used the word pater to form other Latin words, such as patria, partriarcha, patriota, patrimonium, paternus and patronus, which have in turn been used to form English words. Find the word derived from the root pater that corresponds to each of the following definitions.