father

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Pronunciation

Homophones

Noun

Singular
father

Plural
fathers

A father and his graduate son
  1. (countable) The father of a person is the man who is one of that person's parents. <> baba, uba, abba, mahaifi.
    The father of Bill Smith IV is Bill Smith III.

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Members of a family (edit)

parent: father - mother | spouse: husband - wife | child: son - daughter | sibling: brother - sister | uncle | aunt | nephew - niece | cousin | grandparent: grandfather - grandmother | grandchild: grandson - granddaughter

Verb

Plain form (yanzu)
father

3rd-person singular (ana cikin yi)
fathers

Past tense (ya wuce)
fathered

Past participle (ya wuce)
fathered

Present participle (ana cikin yi)
fathering

  1. To have children (only applies to males). <> idan uba ya haifi 'ya'ya.
    He fathered six children in six years. <> Ya haifar da 'ya'ya shida a cikin shekaru shida.

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