paternal
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin paternalis, from Latin paternus paternal, from pater Date: 15th century 1. a. of or relating to a father b. like that of a father <
paternal benevolence
>
2. received or inherited from one's male parent 3. related through one's father <
paternal grandfather
>
paternally adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Paternal — Pa*ter nal, a. [L. paternus, fr. pater a father: cf. F. paternel. See {Father}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a father; fatherly; showing the disposition of a father; guiding or instructing as a father; as, paternal care. Under paternal rule. Milton.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paternal — PATERNÁL, Ă, paternali, e, adj. (livr.) Patern. – Din fr. paternel. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  PATERNÁL adj. v. părintesc. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  paternál adj …   Dicționar Român

  • paternal — I adjective ancestral, benevolent, benign, family, fatherlike, fatherly, kindly, parental, paternus, patriarchal, patrimonial, patrius, protective II index consanguineous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William …   Law dictionary

  • paternal — (adj.) early 15c., from O.Fr. paternal of a father (12c.), from M.L. paternalis, from L. paternus of a father, from pater (see FATHER (Cf. father) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • paternal — adjetivo 1. Que es característico de los padres: consejos paternales. Siente por mí un amor paternal …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • paternal — [pə tʉr′nəl] adj. [ML paternalis < L paternus < pater,FATHER] 1. of, like, or characteristic of a father or fatherhood; fatherly 2. derived, received, or inherited from a father 3. related through the father s side of the family [paternal… …   English World dictionary

  • Paternal — (von lat. paternus: väterlich, des Vaters) ist ein Attribut, das die väterliche Herkunft beschreibt. Der Begriff wird bei der Vererbung angewendet (paternale Ausprägung eines Gens, paternale Herkunft eines Allels). Die mütterliche Herkunft wird… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • paternal — Relativo a la paternidad, característico del padre o relacionado con un padre. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • paternal — adj. 2 g. 1. Próprio de pai. 2.  [Figurado] Benévolo e carinhoso …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • paternal — (De paterno). adj. Propio del afecto, cariño o solicitud de padre …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • paternal — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of, like, or appropriate to a father. 2) related through the father. DERIVATIVES paternally adverb …   English terms dictionary

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