What is paternal?

  • (adj): Relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent.
    Synonyms: parental, maternal
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on paternal:

Anna Von Schweidnitz - Ancestry
... in three generations Anna von Schweidnitz Father Henry II of Świdnica Paternal Grandfather Bernard of Świdnica Paternal Great-Grandfather Bolko I of Świdnica Paternal Great-gra ...
Thermantia - Family
... "De Consulatu Stilichonis" 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 ... a semi-barbarian, which has been interpreted to mean that Maria's unnamed paternal grandmother was a Roman ...
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, deceased) Patricia "Trish" Lewis (paternal aunt) Kyle ...
Chinese Family - Larger Extended Family and Terminology
... Relation Term Vocative or Address English equivalent Degree of mourning (duration) paternal (maternal) grandfather's older (younger) brother ...
Sir Lachlan Mor Maclean - Ancestors
... ancestors in three generations Sir Lachlan Mor Maclean Father Eachuinn Og Maclean Paternal Grandfather Eachuinn Mor Maclean Paternal Great-Grandfather Lachlan Cattanach ...

More definitions of "paternal":

  • (adj): Belonging to or inherited from one's father.
    Example: "Spent his childhood on the paternal farm"; "paternal traits"
  • (adj): Related on the father's side.
    Example: "A paternal aunt"
    Synonyms: agnate, agnatic
  • (adj): Characteristic of a father.

Famous quotes containing the word paternal:

    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)

    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)