Word: patria

Pronounce: pat-ree-ah'

Strongs Number: G3965

Orig: as if feminine of a derivative of 3962; paternal descent, i.e. (concretely) a group of families or a whole race (nation):--family, kindred, lineage. G3962

Use: TDNT-5:1015,805 Noun Feminine

Heb Strong: H1 H4940

    1) lineage running back to some progenitor, ancestry
    2) a nation or tribe
    2a) a group of families, all those who in a given people lay claim to a common origin
    2b) the Israelites which distributed into twelve tribes, descended from the twelve sons of Jacob, these were divided into families which were divided into houses
    3) family, in a wider sense, nation, people

    For Synonyms see entry G5944