pater patriae

Latin noun phrase

pa·​ter pa·​tri·​ae ˈpä-ˌter-ˈpä-trē-ˌī How to pronounce pater patriae (audio)
: father of the country

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“Pater patriae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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