• (adj): Related on the father's side.
    Example: "A paternal aunt"
    Synonyms: agnate, agnatic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on paternal:

Chinese Family - Larger Extended Family and Terminology
... English equivalent Degree of mourning (duration) paternal (maternal) grandfather's older (younger) brother ...
Anna Von Schweidnitz - Ancestry
... Anna von Schweidnitz Father Henry II of Świdnica Paternal Grandfather Bernard of Świdnica Paternal Great-Grandfather Bolko I of Świdnica Paternal Great-grandmot ...
Bill Lewis III - Family and Relationships - Other Relatives
... Harlan Billy "H.B." Lewis I (paternal grandfather, deceased) Sally Gleason (paternal grandmother, deceased) Henry Chamberlain (maternal grandfather ...
Thermantia - Family
... by Claudian reports that her unnamed paternal grandfather was a cavalry officer under Valens, Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire ... Orosius clarifies that her paternal grandfather was a Romanized Vandal ... which has been interpreted to mean that Maria's unnamed paternal grandmother was a Roman ...
Sir Lachlan Mor Maclean - Ancestors
... Sir Lachlan Mor Maclean Father Eachuinn Og Maclean Paternal Grandfather Eachuinn Mor Maclean Paternal Great-Grandfather Lachlan Cattanach Maclean Paternal Great-grandmother Katherine, daughter ...

More definitions of "paternal":

  • (adj): Belonging to or inherited from one's father.
    Example: "Spent his childhood on the paternal farm"; "paternal traits"
  • (adj): Relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent.
    Synonyms: parental, maternal
  • (adj): Characteristic of a father.

Famous quotes containing the word paternal:

    There is a great deal of self-denial and manliness in poor and middle-class houses, in town and country, that has not got into literature, and never will, but that keeps the earth sweet; that saves on superfluities, and spends on essentials; that goes rusty, and educates the boy; that sells the horse, but builds the school; works early and late, takes two looms in the factory, three looms, six looms, but pays off the mortgage on the paternal farm, and then goes back cheerfully to work again.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    My paternal grandmother would not light a fire on the Sabbath and piled all Sunday’s washing-up in a bucket, to be dealt with on Monday morning, because the Sabbath was a day of rest—a practice that made my paternal grandfather, the village atheist, as mad as fire. Nevertheless, he willed five quid to the minister, just to be on the safe side.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)