paterfamilias


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Synonyms for paterfamilias

the male head of family or tribe

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From the world-weary paterfamilias Samuil, comically disparaging of everyone and refusing to leave Communism behind, to tragic Polina, married to Samuil's kind but morally wayward son Alec and unable to move beyond past regrettable decisions, this novel is bursting with fantastic multi-faceted characters, making it all the more readable.
From the world-weary paterfamilias Samuil, comically disparaging of everyone and refusing to leave Communism behind, to tragic Polina, married to Samuil's kind but morally wayward son, Alec, and unable to move beyond past regrettable decisions, this novel is bursting with fantastic multifaceted characters.
Jupiter represents the abuse of power, the egomaniac who carefully plans to hold on to his status, a paterfamilias who shows no compassion to anyone.
The paterfamilias or tutor (guardian) often exerted influence--sometimes excessive--especially on the bride-to-be.
Palpable too, quite probably, is the wider socio-political uncertainty--perhaps even hinted at in its partly discontinuous lineage--and its impact upon many households, in which the paterfamilias was absent, either killed in battle or on active service, owing to a war that had already begun.
It also has Frank Windsor as an amiable paterfamilias, easy-going but shrewd, still managing to read his paper while fielding questions from inevitably clever infants.
Perhaps if I'd taken the line of the stern paterfamilias, they would have stopped short of provoking my ire by daring to comment on the way I dress.
Christian households are part of a cosmic sitcom, with God as the paterfamilias, often bemused, a little confused and always ready to fix the car ditzy mom has wrecked.
A summary trial is typically presided over by one of the powerful paterfamilias in the military society: the commanding officer.
But our company's paterfamilias was doing what he has done for decades, taking young professionals under his wing to share his views and offer a bit of sage advice.
The Greek notion of "economy" was rooted in the "laws of the oikos (household)," and it was only with Caligula that a Roman emperor was brazen enough to usurp the title of dominus 'master of the household', claiming thereby an authority as absolute as that of a paterfamilias over the home.
Andrew begins his exploration in the early 19th century when the stern paterfamilias was virtually the embodiment of God to his family, and wielded absolute power.
Our improving technology is causing the Earth to become less visible," says astronomer Frank Drake, SETI's paterfamilias.
The paterfamilias is Big Daddy - the hard driving, hard swearing, self-made plantation boss whose work and determination have made him a millionaire.
The Probate Accounts show that Rich was very much the paterfamilias of his extended family.