Paternal – Tafakorepars

paternal  /pəˈtɚnl/  adjective

  • 1 : of or relating to a father

    • He did not neglect his paternal responsibilities after the divorce.
    • He offered them some paternal [=fatherly] advice.

    2 always used before a noun : related through the father

    • his paternal grandparents [=the parents of his father]
    • paternal aunt/uncle

    — paternally adverb

    • He smiled at them paternally.
    • paternally inherited genes