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22 terms

Roots Unit 3

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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