(1) father of an individual
(2) of God as father of his people
(3) head or founder of a household, group, family, or clan
(a) grandfather, forefathers – of person
(b) of people
(5) originator or patron of a class, profession, or art
(6) of producer, generator (figuratively)
(7) of benevolence and protection (figuratively)
(8) term of respect and honour
(9) ruler or chief (specifically)
Part of Speech: noun masculine
Latin: pater, parens, progenitor
וַתֵּלֶד עָדָה אֶת־יָבָל הוּא הָיָה אֲבִי יֹשֵׁב אֹהֶל וּמִקְנֶֽה׃
Gen 4:20 (KJV)
And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.
וַיִּקַּח שֵׁם וָיֶפֶת אֶת־הַשִּׂמְלָה וַיָּשִׂימוּ עַל־שְׁכֶם שְׁנֵיהֶם וַיֵּֽלְכוּ אֲחֹרַנִּית וַיְכַסּוּ אֵת עֶרְוַת אֲבִיהֶם וּפְנֵיהֶם אֲחֹרַנִּית וְעֶרְוַת אֲבִיהֶם לֹא רָאֽוּ׃
Gen 9:23 (KJV)
And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.
גּוּר בָּאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת וְאֶֽהְיֶה עִמְּךָ וַאֲבָרְכֶךָּ כִּֽי־לְךָ וּֽלְזַרְעֲךָ אֶתֵּן אֶת־כָּל־הָֽאֲרָצֹת הָאֵל וַהֲקִֽמֹתִי אֶת־הַשְּׁבֻעָה אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתִּי לְאַבְרָהָם אָבִֽיךָ׃
Gen 26:3 (MKJV)
Reside in this land, and I will be with you and bless you. For to you and to your seed I will give all these lands; and I will establish the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.
וַיַּצֵּל אֱלֹהִים אֶת־מִקְנֵה אֲבִיכֶם וַיִּתֶּן־לִֽי׃
Gen 31:9 (KJV)
And God has taken away the flocks of your father, and has given them to me.
וַיֹּאמֶר יַעֲקֹב אֶל־אָבִיו אָנֹכִי עֵשָׂו בְּכֹרֶךָ עָשִׂיתִי כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבַּרְתָּ אֵלָי קֽוּם־נָא שְׁבָה וְאָכְלָה מִצֵּידִי בַּעֲבוּר תְּבָרֲכַנִּי נַפְשֶֽׁךָ׃
Gen 27:19 (KJV)
And Jacob said to his father, I am Esau your first-born. I have done as you asked me. Arise, I pray you, sit and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.
וַיֹּאמֶר יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶל־יֹוסֵף הִנֵּה אָנֹכִי מֵת וְהָיָה אֱלֹהִים עִמָּכֶם וְהֵשִׁיב אֶתְכֶם אֶל־אֶרֶץ אֲבֹתֵיכֶֽם׃
Gen 48:21 (KJV)
And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die. But God shall be with you, and bring you again into the land of your fathers.
שְׂאוּ אֶת־רֹאשׁ כָּל־עֲדַת בְּנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵל לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָם לְבֵית אֲבֹתָם בְּמִסְפַּר שֵׁמֹות כָּל־זָכָר לְגֻלְגְּלֹתָֽם׃
Num 1:2 (KJV)
Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male by their polls;