Pater

Latin term for "father." The term may appear spelled several different ways in historical documents according to its grammatical usage in the sentence, as shown in the following table:

 Case  Singular  Plural
 Nominative  pater  patres
 Vocative  pater  patres
 Accusative  patrem  patres
 Genitive  patris  patrum
 Dative  patri  patribus
 Ablative  patre  patribus