Origin of patriotFrench patriote from Late Latin patriota, fellow countryman from Classical Greek patri?t?s from patris, fatherland from pat?r, father
A group of patriots from various branches of the military.
An example of a patriot is a person who is loyal to and fights for the United States.
Origin of patriotFrench patriote from Old French compatriot from Late Latin patriōta from Greek patriōtēs from patrios of one's fathers from patēr patr- father ; see pəter- in Indo-European roots.
From the Middle French compatriot around 1600, from Late Latin patriÅta (“fellow countryman") from the Ancient Greek Ï€Î±Ï„ÏÎ¹ÏŽÏ„Î·Ï‚ (patriotÄ“s, “of the same country"), from Ï€Î±Ï„ÏÎ¯Ï‚ (patris, “father land", "country"), from Ï€Î±Ï„Î®Ï (pater, “father").
- Here's a patriot for you! said Shinshin.
- But Aurelius was an eager patriot and a man of logical mind.
- It had a national history which left its impress upon the popular imagination, and sundry fragments of tradition reveal the pride which the patriot felt in the past.
- A statue to his honour has been erected at Maros-Vasarhely, but he lives still more enduringly in the immortal verses of the patriot poet Sandor Petofi, who fell in the fatal action of the 31st of July at Segesvar.
- In parliament he was a member of the "Boy Patriot" party which opposed Sir Robert Walpole.