HyperDic: patriarch

English > 4 senses of the word patriarch:
NOUNperson patriarchtitle for the heads of the Eastern Orthodox Churches (in Istanbul and Alexandria and Moscow and Jerusalem)
person patriarch, paterfamiliasthe male head of family or tribe / tribe
person patriarchany of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race
person patriarcha man who is older and higher in rank than yourself
patriarch > pronunciation
Soundspey'triyaa.rk
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English > patriarch: 4 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningtitle for the heads of the Eastern Orthodox Churches (in Istanbul and Alexandria and Moscow and Jerusalem).
InstancesNestoriusSyrian who was a Christian bishop and Patriarch of Constantinople in the early fifth century
PhotiusPatriarch of Constantinople and saint of the Greek Orthodox Church
Broaderspiritual leaderA leader in religious or sacred affairs
Spanishpatriarca
Catalanpatriarca
English > patriarch: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningThe male head of family or tribe / tribe.
Synonympaterfamilias
Broaderhead of householdThe head of a household or family or tribe
man, adult maleAn adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
Spanishjefe de familia, paterfamilias, patriarca
Catalanpaterfamilias, patriarca
Adjectivespatriarchalcharacteristic of a form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
English > patriarch: 4 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningAny of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race.
InstancesAbraham, IbrahimThe first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac
Benjamin(Old Testament) the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and Rachel and one of the twelve forebears of the tribes of Israel
Isaac(Old Testament) the second patriarch
Ishmael(Old Testament) the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac
Issachar(Old Testament) a son of Jacob and a forebear of one of the tribes of Israel
Joseph(Old Testament) the 11th son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel
Judah(Old Testament) the fourth son of Jacob who was forebear of one of the tribes of Israel
Methuselah(Old Testament) a patriarch (grandfather of Noah) who is said to have lived 969 years
NoahThe Hebrew patriarch who saved himself and his family and the animals by building an ark in which they survived 40 days and 40 nights of rain
Reuben(Old Testment) a son of Jacob and forefather of one of the tribes of Israel
NarrowerJacob(Old Testament) son of Isaac
Simeon(Old Testament) the 2nd son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel
antediluvian, antediluvian patriarchAny of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge
Broaderforefather, father, sireThe founder of a family
Spanishpatriarca
Catalanpatriarca
English > patriarch: 4 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningA man who is older and higher in rank than yourself.
Broaderold man, greybeard, graybeard, MethuselahA man who is very old
Spanishpatriarca
Catalanpatriarca
Adjectivespatriarchalrelating to or characteristic of a man who is older or higher in rank

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