Pa"tri*al (?), a. [L. patria fatherland, country, fr. pater father.] Lat. Gram.

Derived from the name of a country, and designating an inhabitant of the country; gentile; -- said of a noun.



A patrial noun. Thus Romanus, a Roman, and Troas, a woman of Troy, are patrial nouns, or patrials.



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