paternal

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Word of the Day
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paternal

Pronunciation /pəˈtəːn(ə)l/
adjective
1 Of or appropriate to a father.
1.1 Showing a kindness and care associated with a father; fatherly.
2 attributive Related through the father.

Origin
Late Middle English from late Latin paternalis, from Latin paternus ‘fatherly, belonging to a father’, from pater ‘father’.

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Just what makes Sunday June 20, 2021 a festive, paternal day is lost to the mists of time (or at least the ones of Spokane, Washington), but perhaps you can enjoy it anyway.

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