Definition of parens
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LEM
parēns, parentis
noun (c., 3rd pure I-stem declension)
  1. a procreator, father, mother, parent
  2. a grandparent, progenitor, ancestor (of recent generations; more remote ancestors are maiores)
  3. [plural] relations, kinsfolk, kindred (of brothers and cousins)
  4. [figuratively] a father, founder, inventor, author
Abbreviations
parēns entis (gen plur. entum and entium), m and f P. of pario, a procreator, father, mother, parent: parenti potius quam amori obsequi, T.: ex parenti meo ita accepi, S.: tuus: amandus, H.: alma parens Idaea deum, V.: cum is tibi parentis numero fuisset: sibi parentis loco esse, i. e. to be revered as a father, L.: suos parentīs repperit, T.: (caritas) inter natos et parentes: parentes cum liberis, Cs.

—A grandparent, progenitor, ancestor (of recent generations; more remote ancestors are maiores): Siciliam ac Sardiniam parentibus nostris ereptas recuperare, L.: more parentum, ancestral, V.

—Plur, relations, kinsfolk, kindred (of brothers and cousins), Cu.

— Fig., a father, founder, inventor, author: me urbis parentem esse dixerunt: Socrates philosophiae: (Mercurius) lyrae parens, H.: parentis laudes, i. e. Jupiter, H.
 
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