AskDefine | Define pater

Dictionary Definition

pater n : an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk [syn: dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, pop]

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English

Etymology

From pater.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. father

Dutch

Noun

nl-noun paters
  1. father (in the religious sense)

Latin

Etymology

From ; cognate to Ancient Greek πατήρ, Old English fæder (English father), Sanskrit sc=Deva.

Pronunciation

  • lang=la|/ˈpa.tɛr/

Extensive Definition

Pater means "father" in Latin, Greek, and Umbrian and may refer to:
  • Dis Pater, a Roman and Celtic god of the underworld, later subsumed by Pluto or Jupiter
  • Lord's Prayer, also known as the "Our Father" or "Pater noster", probably the best-known prayer in Christianity
pater in Breton: Pater
pater in French: Pater

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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