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male parent; male ancestor; one who cares for others in a paternal manner; one who has founded or established something; elder of a town; priest; title of respect given to an older man
sire, beget; affirm one's fatherhood; care for as a father; invent, found; be responsible for


father
\fa"ther\ (?), n. [oe. fader, as. f?der; akin to os. fadar, d. vader, ohg. fatar, g. vater, icel. fa&?;ir sw. & dan. fader, oir. athir, l. pater, gr. &?;&?;&?;&?;&?;, skr. pitr, perh. fr. skr. pā protect. &?;&?;&?;,&?;&?;&?;. cf. papa, paternal, patriot, potential, pablum.]
1. one who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent. a wise son maketh a glad father. x. 1.
2. a male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor; a founder of a race or family; -- in the plural, fathers, ancestors. david slept with his fathers. i. 10. abraham, who is the father of us all. iv. 16.
3. one who performs the offices of a parent by maintenance, affetionate care, counsel, or protection. i was a father to the poor. xxix. 16. he hath made me a father to pharaoh, and lord of all his house. xiv. 8.
4. a respectful mode of address to an old man. and joash the king og israel came down unto him [elisha], and said, o my father, my father! 14.
5. a senator of ancient rome.
6. a dignitary of the church, a superior of a convent, a confessor (called also father confessor), or a priest; also, the eldest member of a profession, or of a legislative assembly, etc. bless you, good father friar !
7. one of the chief esslesiastical authorities of the first centuries after christ; -- often spoken of collectively as the fathers; as, the latin, greek, or apostolic fathers.
8. one who, or that which, gives origin; an originator; a producer, author, or contriver; the first to practice any art, profession, or occupation; a distinguished example or teacher. the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. iv. 21. might be the father, harry, to that thought. the father of good news.
9. the supreme being and creator; god; in theology, the first person in the trinity. our father, which art in heaven. vi. 9. now had the almighty father from above bent down his eye.

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The position and authority of the father as the head of the family are expressly assumed and sanctioned in Scripture, as a likeness of that of the Almighty over his creatures. It lies of course at the root of that so-called patriarchal government, (Genesis 3:16; 1 Corinthians 11:3) which was introductory to the more definite systems which followed, and which in part, but not wholly, superseded it. The father's blessing was regarded as conferring special benefit, but his malediction special injury, on those on whom it fell, (Genesis 9:25,27; 27:27-40; 48:15,20; 49:1) ... and so also the sin of a parent was held to affect, in certain cases, the welfare of his descendants. (2 Kings 5:27) The command to honor parents is noticed by St. Paul as the only one of the Decalogue which bore a distinct promise, (Exodus 20:12; Ephesians 6:2) and disrespect towards them was condemned by the law as one of the worst crimes. (Exodus 21:15,17; 1 Timothy 1:9) It is to this well-recognized theory of parental authority and supremacy that the very various uses of the term "father" in Scripture are due. "Fathers" is used in the sense of seniors, (Acts 7:2; 22:1) and of parents in general, or ancestors. (Daniel 5:2; Jeremiah 27:7; Matthew 23:30,32)
  

n. vav

A father (or dad) is a male parent who has raised a child, supplied the sperm through sexual intercourse or sperm donation which grew into a child, and/or donated a body cell which resulted in a clone. The adjective "paternal" refers to a father and comparatively to "maternal" for a mother. The verb "to father" means to procreate or to sire a child from which also derives the noun "fathering". Fathers determine the sex of their child through a sperm cell which either contains an X chromosome (female), or Y chromosome (male). Related terms of endearment are dad, daddy, pa, papa, pop and pops. A male role-model that children can look up to is sometimes referred to as a father-figure.

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gigno (genuit), abbas abbatis, pater patris

Noun
1. `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military
(synonym) Padre
(hypernym) priest
2. (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Lation Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom
(synonym) Church Father, Father of the Church
(hypernym) theologian, theologist, theologizer, theologiser
(hyponym) Ambrose, Saint Ambrose, St. Ambrose
(classification) Christianity, Christian religion
3. God when considered as the first person in the Trinity; "hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"
(synonym) Father-God, Fatherhood
(hypernym) hypostasis
Noun
1. a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta"
(synonym) male parent, begetter
(antonym) mother, female parent
(hypernym) parent
(hyponym) dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, pater, pop
(derivation) beget, get, engender, mother, sire, generate, bring forth
2. the founder of a family; "keep the faith of our forefathers"
(synonym) forefather, sire
(hypernym) ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root
(hyponym) patriarch
3. a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization; "the tennis fathers ruled in her favor"; "the city fathers endorsed the proposal"
(hypernym) leader
4. a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country"
(synonym) founder, beginner, founding father
(hypernym) originator, conceiver, mastermind
(hyponym) cofounder
5. the head of an organized crime family
(synonym) don
(hypernym) head, chief, top dog
Verb
1. make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
(synonym) beget, get, engender, mother, sire, generate, bring forth
(hypernym) make, create
(derivation) male parent, begetter


To dream of your father, signifies that you are about to be involved in a difficulty, and you will need wise counsel if you extricate yourself therefrom.

If he is dead, it denotes that your business is pulling heavily, and you will have to use caution in conducting it.

For a young woman to dream of her dead father, portends that her lover will, or is, playing her false.
  

athair [a hare] (gen. athar; pl. aithreacha) m. (the "a" is pronounced as in "cap")

Pab = n. a father; a pope Tad = n. father. Tad cu, grandfather Undad = a. of the same father

The thumb and extended fingers of the right hand are brought to grasp an imaginary cap rim, representing the tipping of caps by men in olden days. Both hands are then held open with palms facing up, as if holding a baby. The thumb tip of the right '5' hand touches the right temple a number of times. The other fingers may also wiggle.

father
  

Fear of step-father

God the Father is one of the three parts of the Trinity. In this character, he is seen as the Creator of the universe (cosmos), the eternal Judge, and the guider of the history of salvation which culminated in the death and resurrection of Jesus. This is the god who is revealed in the Old Testament.

sa-mekh (male parent); yatau (to sire)


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a name applied (1) to any ancestor (Deut. 1:11; 1 Kings 15:11; Matt. 3:9; 23:30, etc.); and (2) as a title of respect to a chief, ruler, or elder, etc. (Judg. 17:10; 18:19; 1 Sam. 10:12; 2 Kings 2:12; Matt. 23:9, etc.). (3) The author or beginner of anything is also so called; e.g., Jabal and Jubal (Gen. 4:20, 21; comp. Job 38:28). Applied to God (Ex. 4:22; Deut. 32:6; 2 Sam. 7:14; Ps. 89:27, 28, etc.). (1.) As denoting his covenant relation to the Jews (Jer. 31:9; Isa. 63:16; 64:8; John 8:41, etc.). (2.) Believers are called God's "sons" (John 1:12; Rom. 8:16; Matt. 6:4, 8, 15, 18; 10:20, 29). They also call him "Father" (Rom. 1:7; 1 Cor. 1:3; 2 Cor. 1:2; Gal. 1:4)


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