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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VIII. Causation
3. Power in Operation
 
166. Paternity.
 
  
NOUN:PATERNITY; parentage; consanguinity [See Consanguinity].
  PARENT, father, sire, dad, papa, governor [slang], pater [colloq.], daddy [colloq.], paterfamilias, abba; genitor [rare], progenitor, procreator, begetter; ancestor; grandsire, grandfather; great-grandfather; fathership, fatherhood; mabap [Hind.].
  MOTHERHOOD, maternity, motherhead [rare], mothership; mother, dam, mamma or mama, mammy, mam [colloq.], motherkin, matriarch, materfamilias; grandmother.
  STEM, trunk, tree, stock, stirps, pedigree, house, lineage, line, family, tribe, sept, race, clan; genealogy, family tree, descent, extraction, birth, ancestry; forefathers, forbears, patriarchs.
  
ADJECTIVE:PARENTAL; paternal; maternal; family, ancestral, linear, patriarchal; racial, phyletic.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Avi numerantur avorum.
  2. Happy he with such a mother.—Tennyson
  3. Philosophia stemma non inspicit.—Seneca
  4. Thank God for the iron in the blood of our fathers.—Roosevelt

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