variants: or patri- or patro-

Definition of patr-

: father patristic

History and Etymology for patr-

patr-, patri- from Latin, from patr-, pater; patr-, patro- from Greek, from patr-, patēr — more at father

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“Patr-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patr-. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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