- n. 父亲（或母亲）；父母亲；根源
- n. (Parent)人名；(法)帕朗；(英、西)帕伦特
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- parent:  Latin parere meant ‘bring forth, give birth’. Its present participle was used to form a noun, parēns, which denoted literally ‘one who gives life to another’, hence a ‘mother’ or ‘father’. Its stem form parent- passed into English via Old French parent. Other English descendants of Latin parere (which is related to prepare) include parturition ‘giving birth, labour’ , puerperal (a compound containing Latin puer ‘child’), and viviparous ‘giving birth to live young’ .
=> parturition, prepare, puerperal, viper, viviparous
- parent (n.)
- early 15c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French parent "father, parent, relative, kin" (11c.), from Latin parentem (nominative parens) "father or mother, ancestor," noun use of present participle of parere "bring forth, give birth to, produce," from PIE root *pere- (1) "to bring forth" (see pare). Began to replace native elder after c. 1500.
- parent (v.)
- 1660s, from parent (n.). Related: Parented; parenting.
- 1. Many children are now born into or raised in one-parent families.
- 2. Parent birds began to hunt for food for their young.
- 3. Ninety per cent of lone parent families are headed by mothers.
- 4. The offspring contain a mixture of the genetic blueprint of each parent.
- 5. She has an aged parent who's capable of being very difficult.
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