Origin of English word PATRON

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A PATRON of ancient Rome was one who freed a slave; the AHD's  Indo-European “root” is pater (father).  A PATRON of the arts frees the artist from employment. פטר   PaDTaR is to set free or "dismiss" (IIChronicle23:8). An M132 is   פרט  PaRaDT, to separate, divide. The פטר   PaDTaR of the womb is the first-born who opens or breaks forth the womb – Exodus 13:12.  But PTR is pinned to PATERNITY, not motherhood.   The PATERNAL landowner is the PATRON who divides the family farm to his sons, PATRONIZING their susistance.

A פזרן  PaZRaN is generous; the   מפזר  M’FaZaiRofProverbs11:24 is "one who gives freely."

The FATHER (a bilabial shift from pater) also cuts up,   בתר BHaTaR - Genesis15:10.  the family's food.


Add a dental shift, and FATHER words pater (Latin) , padre (Spanish) and pate’ras ( Modern Greek ) resemble  Father words fader  Danish and Swedish), vader (Dutch),  Vater  (German) and foter (Yiddish).

Like the family plot of land in an agrarian socity, a family itself is a cut or detail,a פרט P'RaDT  (see PART) from the larger tribe. Family is patria in Latin. The PATRICIAN (aristocrat, administrator) evokes PRT terms like  PaRTaiM (elder, leader - Esther1:3) and PaReeYTS (nobleman – see   PROTOTYPE). Cognates of PATRON not mentioned above include EXPATRIATE, FOREFATHER, PADRE, PATRIARCH, PATRICIDE, PATRILINEAL, PATRIOT, PATRIMONY, PATRONIZE, PATRONYMIC, PATROON and SYMPATRIC.

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