enate vs maternal what difference

what is difference between enate and maternal

English

Etymology

From Latin ēnātus.

Noun

enate (plural enates)

  1. A relative whose relation is traced only through female members of the family.
    A great-grandmother is an enate if she is your mother’s mother’s mother.
    • 2000, Alexander H. Bolyanatz, Mortuary Feasting on New Ireland: The Activation of Matriliny Among the Sursurunga, page 86,
      Similarly, since the wearing of a sawat is importantly informed by matrilineal group membership — an enate of the deceased cannot wear a sawat — it would be an error to assume that matrilineal group membership is necessarily salient in explaining the behavior of a social actor.
  2. Any maternal female relative.

Antonyms

  • agnate

Adjective

enate (comparative more enate, superlative most enate)

  1. Related to someone by female connections.
  2. Related on the maternal side of the family.
  3. (linguistics) Having identical grammatical structure (but with elements that are semantically different).
  4. Growing out.

Synonyms

  • enatic

Coordinate terms

  • agnate (also linguistics)

Translations

Anagrams

  • atene, eaten

Latin

Participle

ēnāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ēnātus


English

Etymology

The adjective is derived from Late Middle English maternal, maternall, from Middle French maternel (maternal) (modern French maternel (maternal; native)), or from its etymon Late Latin māternālis (maternal), from Latin māternus (maternal; related to the mother or her side of the family) + -ālis (suffix forming adjectives of relationship from nouns). Māternus is derived from māter (mother) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr (mother)) + -rnus (suffix forming adjectives). The English word is cognate with Italian maternale, materno, Portuguese maternal, materno, Spanish maternal, materno.

The noun is derived from the adjective.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /məˈtɜːnəl/
  • (General American) enPR: mə-tû(r)’nəl, IPA(key): /məˈtɜɹnəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)nəl
  • Hyphenation: ma‧tern‧al

Adjective

maternal (comparative more maternal, superlative most maternal)

  1. Of or pertaining to a mother; having the characteristics of a mother; motherly.
    Antonyms: fatherly, paternal
  2. Related through the mother, or her side of the family.
    Antonym: paternal
  3. (anatomy, medicine) Derived from the mother as opposed to the foetus during pregnancy.
    Antonyms: fetal, foetal

Alternative forms

  • maternall (obsolete)

Coordinate terms

Derived terms

Related terms

  • maternity

Translations

Noun

maternal (plural maternals) (rare)

  1. (dated, informal) A mother.
  2. A person related through the mother, or her side of the family; a maternal relative.

References

Further reading

  • mother on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Alterman

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /mə.təɾˈnal/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /mə.tərˈnal/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ma.teɾˈnal/

Adjective

maternal (masculine and feminine plural maternals)

  1. Synonym of matern

Related terms

  • paternal

Further reading

  • “maternal” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Indonesian

Etymology

From English maternal, from Late Middle English maternal, maternall, from Middle French maternel (maternal) (modern French maternel (maternal; native)), or from its etymon Late Latin māternālis (maternal)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [matərˈnal]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧têr‧nal

Adjective

maternal

  1. maternal.

Further reading

  • “maternal” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ma‧ter‧nal

Adjective

maternal m or f (plural maternais, comparable)

  1. maternal (of or relating to mothers)
    Synonym: materno

Noun

maternal m (plural maternais)

  1. a school for young children

Romanian

Etymology

From French maternel

Adjective

maternal m or n (feminine singular maternală, masculine plural maternali, feminine and neuter plural maternale)

  1. maternal

Declension


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mateɾˈnal/, [ma.t̪eɾˈnal]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ter‧nal

Adjective

maternal (plural maternales)

  1. Synonym of materno

Related terms

  • paternal

Further reading

  • “maternal” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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