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American English: /pəˈtərnl/
British English: /pəˈtəːn(ə)l/

Translation of paternal in Spanish:


  • 1 (fatherly)
    de padre
    Example sentences
    • Her status in law compared with an adult son still living in his father's house, under paternal authority.
    • Needless to say, social life is charged with signs that affirm the paternal authority of those in power.
    • Western tradition dictated that that authority should be paternal.
    Example sentences
    • He denies feeling more paternal towards the dancers these days, but owns up to " avuncular".
    • His style with the crews is almost paternal, strong yet fair.
    • There was this strange feeling inside him as he held her, almost paternal, but not quite.
  • 2 (on father's side) (before noun)
    por parte de padre
    paternal grandmother
    abuela (feminine) paterna
    abuela (feminine) por parte de padre
    paternal aunt
    tía (feminine) por parte de padre
    Example sentences
    • It was the fashion that the first son was named after the paternal grandfather and the second after the father and so on.
    • Iraqi Arabs have very long names, consisting of their first name, their father's name, their paternal grandfather's name, and finally their family name.
    • Seth's father, three uncles, and paternal grandfather, along with a number of cousins and subsequent generations of relatives, were carpenters.
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