fatherhood vs paternity what difference

what is difference between fatherhood and paternity

English

Etymology

From Middle English faderhode, fadirhode, fadirhede, equivalent to father +‎ -hood.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfɑ.ðɚˌhʊd/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfɑːðəˌhʊd/

Noun

fatherhood (countable and uncountable, plural fatherhoods)

  1. The state of being a father.

Coordinate terms

  • motherhood
  • parenthood
  • siblinghood

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle French paternité, from Old French, from Latin paternitās (paternity), from paternus (of or pertaining to a father, paternal) + -itās, from pater (father).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pəˈtɜː(ɹ)nɪti/

Noun

paternity (countable and uncountable, plural paternities)

  1. fatherhood, being a father
  2. parental descent from a father
  3. (law) legal acknowledgement of a man’s fatherhood of a child
  4. (figuratively) authorship

Related terms

  • paternity leave
  • paternity suit
  • paternity test

Translations

See also

  • affiliation
  • maternity

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