Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, habitat; the place or region inhabited by any animal, and to which it is indigenous.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • 'We are followers of a blind mole,' he uttered with an inner voices while still gazing wrathfully, and then burst out in grief, '"Patria o mea creatrix, patria

    Vittoria — Volume 3

  • The word patria is a collective term for the descendants of the same father, immediate or remote.

    A Commentary on the Epistle to the Ephesians

  • Consequently the word patria cannot include any but the subjects of redemption.

    A Commentary on the Epistle to the Ephesians

  • I thought that the Cleopatra allusion compensated for the male-alluding "patria" -- which was meant, in any case, to summon ideas of homeland rather than paternalism.

    Open the valve

  • Patriotism comes from "patria" - land of the fathers.

    Hugo Schwyzer

  • And when a nation is in chaos from fear, authoritarian regimes step in, as they have throughout history, in the name of the "patria" or nation.

    Terrorists and Their GOP Enablers Who Terrorize Us

  • Spender argues that American writers formed their sense of the significance of their "patria" by

    Introduction: A History of Transatlantic Romanticism

  • He explained that though he occasionally felt a pull toward his homeland — to the "red October leaves on the shores of Lake Simcoe" and the smell of "wild roses in the springtime" — what he felt more strongly was a sense of betrayal, because his country had failed to give him a sense of "patria" — of Canadian identity.

    In Search of the Canadian Dream

  • But we couldn’t agree, because while he was thinking of the family, I was thinking of the patria, that is, the mother of all Nicaraguans...

    Devil Dog

  • 'patria' here meant, not a nation or even a province, but the little rural neighbourhood on the Mincio where the poet was born.

    My Antonia

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.