fatherland

[ fah-th er-land ]SEE DEFINITION OF fatherland

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The plains were fatherland and mother-country, home and kindred, to Tom.

There, in his fatherland, he will exhibit his own type of Christianity.

In the meantime both my brothers have died fighting for the Fatherland.

So that, by reason of their fatherland, each several citizen can live at quiet and secure.

And herein it is open to us to praise both his fatherland and his family.

He did not want to arrive a day too late to serve his fatherland.

How can such folk be other than sorry friends and ill defenders of the fatherland?

The courts, the bar, the bench of our fatherland, are shut to us!

Let us now turn to the Zoroastrians who had remained behind in their fatherland.

The Saints in our Fatherland are said to be the equals of the Angels.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from father (n.) + land (n.). In modern use often a loan-translation of German Vaterland, itself a loan-translation of Latin patria (terra), literally "father's land." Late Old English/Middle English fæderland (c.1100) meant "parental land, inheritance."

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