Definitions for maternal
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word maternal.
characteristic of a mother
"warm maternal affection for her guest"- Dorothy Sayers
relating to or derived from one's mother
parental, maternal, paternaladjective
relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent
enate, enatic, maternal(p)adjective
related on the mother's side
"my maternal grandmother"
Of or pertaining to a mother; having the characteristics of a mother, motherly.
His weakness seemed to bring out her maternal instincts.
Related through the mother, or her side of the family.
Toby is my maternal uncle.
Derived from the mother as opposed to the foetus during pregnancy.
Etymology: From maternel or post-Classical maternalis, from maternus, from mater.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Motherly; befitting or pertaining to a mother.
Etymology: materne, Fr. maternus, Lat.
The babe had all that infant care beguiles,
And early knew his mother in her smiles:
At his first aptness the maternal love
Those rudiments of reason did improve. Dryden.
of or pertaining to a mother; becoming to a mother; motherly; as, maternal love; maternal tenderness
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ma-tėr′nal, adj. belonging to a mother: motherly.—adv. Mater′nally.—n. Mater′nity, the state, character, or relation of a mother: motherhood: a lying-in hospital. [Fr. maternel (It. maternale)—L. maternus—mater, mother.]
The innate characteristic of a female human of being, acting and behaving like a responsible, just, fair and loving mother.
The ladies always have this maternal instinct.
Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020
The numerical value of maternal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of maternal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Whereas we expected that spiders had maternal instincts from their very beginning, it is, nevertheless, very nice to have actual physical evidence from the fossil record about 100 million years ago.
I'll never get to see my baby girl walk down the aisle, have a father-daughter dance with her daddy, dance on the dance floor with me or have babies of her own, gianna would have been an amazing mommy. She was very maternal ever since she was really little.
This case study is really important, since it testifies that a medical approach to maternal morbidity actually existed during the Lombard period, despite the rejection of the scientific progress which denoted all the Early Middle Age, also, it shows two rare findings, since post-mortem fetal extrusion is a quite rare phenomenon( especially in archaeological specimens), while only a few examples of trepanation are known for the European Early Middle Age.
The main cause of maternal death ... is postpartum hemorrhage, which is highly preventable with the right resources.
Even though some of the effects are small, Maternal STIs do appear to increase your chance of delivering preterm.
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- εκ μητρός, μητρικός, [[από]] [[την]] [[πλευρά]] [[της]] [[μητέραGreek
- maternal, maternoSpanish
- äidillinen, äidinpuoleinenFinnish
- taobh màtharScottish Gaelic
- [[մոր]] [[կողմից]], մայրականArmenian
- 母系の, 母方, 母性Japanese
- māternālis, māternusLatin
- moederlijk, langs moeders kantDutch
- matczyny, macierzyńskiPolish
- maternal, maternoPortuguese
- материнский, с материнской стороныRussian
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