"Est paterfamilias."

Translation:There is a head of the house.

August 28, 2019

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daoken

Paterfamilias was the oldest living male in the household and he held power over the rest of the family. Every important decision was made by the paterfamilias.

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ryan324467

"Ubi est paterfamilias?" "Est paterfamilias." "Ubi?" "Est." "Non scio." This just feels awkward to me. There's no actual definition of where the paterfamilias is, so adding a specifier in English feels off.

August 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SteveBosman

I'm not sure accepting paterfamilias as a translation of paterfamilias is really that useful. It may be technically correct English, but does anyone actually use it?

September 1, 2019
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