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").
- But Aurelius was an eager patriot and a man of logical mind.
- Here's a patriot for you! said Shinshin.
- 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.
- When the port of Boston was closed by Great Britain in 1774 the bell of the old First Parish Church (Unitarian) of Portland (built 1740; the present building dates from 1825) was muffled and rung from morning till night, and in other ways the town showed its sympathy for the patriot cause.