1、patri- + arch-.
- patriarch: see patron
- patriarch (n.)
- late 12c., from Old French patriarche "one of the Old Testament fathers" (11c.) and directly from Late Latin patriarcha (Tertullian), from Greek patriarkhes "chief or head of a family," from patria "family, clan," from pater "father" (see father (n.)) + arkhein "to rule" (see archon). Also used as an honorific title of certain bishops in the early Church, notably those of Antioch, Alexandria, and Rome.
- 1. Each family of gorillas is led by a great silverbacked patriarch.
- 2. The patriarch of the house, Mr Jawad, rules it with a ferocity renowned throughout the neighbourhood.
- 3. Joseph Kennedy, the clan's patriarch, communicated with Bobby in a series of notes.
- 4. I thought of myself as a patriarch, dispensing words of wisdom to all my children.
- 5. She suffers all pupil's patriarch's highly praising and respect.
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