Family plays a very important role in each and everyone’s life. Here in this chapter we will talk about words related to someone whom you value the most in your life might be your father, mother or siblings. I’m sure you will find some words here to use in your day to day life!!
Meaning: the male head of a family or tribe. Or any of those biblical figures regarded as fathers of the human race, especially Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and their forefathers, or the sons of Jacob.
(a venerable, fatherlike old man; an old man in a ruling, fatherlike position. Here pater, patris is combined with the Greek root archein, to rule. The adjective is patriarchal ,the system is a patriarchy)
His father was a factory owner of some means, whose family came from a stock of Old Believers, who had acknowledged the authority of the Russian Orthodox Church while keeping the ancient ritual for which their forefathers had endured persecution since the days of Patriarch Nikon.
In Ethiopia, too, there were Catholic with less extensive powers, subject to the patriarch of Alexandria.
Meaning: property inherited from one’s father or male ancestor
Alex is thinking to use invest the entire amount he received from his dad in shares and stock market.
An inheritance from one’s father. The -mony comes from the same root that gives us money, namely Juno Moneta, the Roman goddess who guarded the temples of finance. The adjective is patrimonial.
The loss of his patrimony, however, thanks no doubt to his mother’s providence, did not prevent Propertius from receiving a superior education.
Two years later Victor Emmanuel was master of the whole country, except Venice and the “Patrimony of St Peter.”
Meaning: a name derived from the name of a father or ancestor
A name formed on the father’s name, like Johnson (son of John), Martinson, Aaronson, etc. The word combines pater, piztris with Greek onyma, name.
Onyma plus the Greek prefix syn-, with or together, forms synonym, a word of the same name (or meaning), etymologically “a together name.” Onyma plus the prefix antiagainst, forms antonym, a word of opposite meaning, etymologically “an against name.” Onyma plus Greek homos, the same, forms homonym, a word that sounds like another but has a different meaning and spelling, like barebear, way-weigh, to-too-two, etc., etymologically “a same name.” A homonym is more accurately· called a homophone, a combination of homos, the same, and phone, sound.
The race of Somerled continued to rule the islands, and from a younger son of the same potentate sprang the lords of Lorne, who took the patronymic of Macdougall.
The statement of the scholiast is evidently a mere inference from the patronymic form of the word.In many cases indeed there is good reason for doubting whether the name is a patronymic at all.
The king will not acknowledge the paternity of his mistress’s son.
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