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Mater, Matris

Mother

matrix

n. the surroundings within which something begins or develops

matriarchy

n. a society ruled or controlled by women

matriculate

v. to register as a student at a college or university

Pater, Patris

Father

patriarch

1) n. the male head of a family or tribe
2) n. an Old Testament ancestor
3) n. a founding father or wise man

patrimony

n. a family inheritance

patronage

1) n. support; encouragement
2) n. business clientele; customers

patronize

1) v. to go to regularly
2) v. to treat someone as an inferior

patronymic

n. name derived from a paternal ancestor

Frater, Fratis

Brother

fraternal

adj. pertaining to brothers; brotherly

fraternize

1) v. to be friendly with
2) v. to socialize with an enemy population

Avunculus, Avunculi

Uncle

avuncular

adj. like an uncle

Familia

Family

familial

adj. having to do with the family

Uxor, Uxoris

Wife

uxorious

adj. dominated by one's wife

Gamos

Marriage

bigamy

n. marriage to two mates

monogamy

n. marriage to a single mate

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