Materteral vs Paternal - What's the difference?

materteral | paternal |

Paternal is a coordinate term of materteral.

Materteral is a coordinate term of paternal.


As adjectives the difference between materteral and paternal

is that materteral is pertaining to, or in the manner of, an aunt; feminine version of avuncular while paternal is of or pertaining to one's father, his genes, his relatives, or his side of a family; as , "paternal grandfather" (one's father's father).

materteral

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Pertaining to, or in the manner of, an aunt; feminine version of avuncular
  • * 1990 (US), Peter Van Inwagen, Material Beings , Cornell University Press, ISBN 0801483069, p. 9,
  • It may be that stipulations about parts and wholes are, in some way that undermines my materteral analogies, unlike stipulations about aunts and legacies.
  • * 2004 (UK), Saif Rahman, Archipelago , Twenty First Century Publishers Ltd, ISBN 1904433227, p. 150,
  • Only some insistent pleading (materteral rather than avuncular) had changed their mind.
  • * 2006 (US), R. D. Chrisman, Cathedral Ledge , AuthorHouse, ISBN 1425907865, p. 123
  • It pleased her to see Aunt Maude waiting tables. Smiling to herself, Alice reflected that Maude was materteral ... like a kindly aunt.
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  • Coordinate terms

    * avuncular – uncle * maternal – mother * paternal – father

    References

    * The Oxford English Dictionary has materteral and materterine, both derived from the Latin matertera (maternal aunt), and described as "humorously pedantic"; for "characteristic of an aunt". There are two quotations : With maternal and materteral anxiety (1823) and A kindly materterine message (1874). * http://www.yourdictionary.com/wotd/wotd.pl?date=2005-08-15 * http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=19971119 * http://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2006/08/female-version-of-avuncular.html * http://blobolobolob.blogspot.com/2006/11/materteral-mishaps-and-laboured.html

    paternal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to one's father, his genes, his relatives, or his side of a family
  • paternal grandfather
  • Fatherly; behaving as or characteristic of a father.
  • Received or inherited from one's father.
  • * Dryden
  • their small paternal field of corn
  • Acting as a father
  • paternal filicide

    Derived terms

    * paternalism * paternalistic * paternally * paternal aunt * paternal cousin * paternal grandfather * paternal grandmother * paternal uncle

    Antonyms

    * maternal – mother

    Coordinate terms

    * avuncular – uncle * maternal – mother * materteral – aunt

    Anagrams

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