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"Ille est paterfamilias."

Translation:He is the head of the house.

August 31, 2019

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

'Head of the family' should also be right, shouldn't it?


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

I think in English, I might be more likely to use the word "patriarch" for "head of the house."


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

As paterfamilias is a title in English, one should be able to say "He is paterfamilias"


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

"He is a paterfamilias" was accepted for me just now.


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

Paterfamilias had the legal right to sell household members in slavery and even whack them like tony soprano did to b.p bonpensiero...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/els976518

Ille est paterfamilias= ille paterfamilias est


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielDesj6

Why not house head


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

"House head" is not a term we use in English.

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