Padre



[pah-drey, -dree; Spanish pah-th re; Italian pah-dre] /ˈpɑ dreɪ, -dri; Spanish ˈpɑ ðrɛ; Italian ˈpɑ drɛ/

noun, plural padres
[pah-dreyz, -dreez; Spanish pah-th res] /ˈpɑ dreɪz, -driz; Spanish ˈpɑ ðrɛs/ (Show IPA), padri
[Italian pah-dree] /Italian ˈpɑ dri/ (Show IPA)
1.
father (used especially in addressing or referring to a priest or member of the clergy).
2.
a chaplain in military or naval service.
/ˈpɑːdrɪ/
noun (informal) (sometimes capital)
1.
father: used to address or refer to a clergyman, esp a priest
2.
a chaplain to the armed forces
n.

“priest, chaplain,” 1580s, from Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese padre, from Latin patrem (nominative pater) “father” (see father (n.)). The title of the regular clergy in those languages. Papar was the name the Norse gave to Irish monks whom they found in Iceland when they arrived.

noun

Any military chaplain

[1898+; fr Spanish or Portuguese, ”father, priest”]

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