padre

noun

1
: a Christian clergyman
especially : priest
2
: a military chaplain

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Word History

Etymology

Spanish or Italian or Portuguese, literally, father, from Latin pater — more at father

First Known Use

1584, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of padre was in 1584

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“Padre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/padre. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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