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ma·tri·arch

 (mā′trē-ärk′)
n.
1. A woman who rules a family, clan, or tribe.
2. A woman who dominates a group or an activity.
3. A highly respected woman who is a mother.

ma′tri·ar′chal (-är′kəl), ma′tri·ar′chic (-är′kĭk) adj.
ma′tri·ar′chal·ism n.

matriarch

(ˈmeɪtrɪˌɑːk)
n
1. a woman who dominates an organization, community, etc
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the female head of a tribe or family, esp in a matriarchy
3. a very old or venerable woman
[C17: from matri- + -arch, by false analogy with patriarch]
ˈmatriˌarchal, ˈmatriˌarchic adj
ˌmatriˈarchalism n

ma•tri•arch

(ˈmeɪ triˌɑrk)

n.
1. the female head of a family or tribal line.
2. a woman who is the founder or dominant member of a group.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matriarch - a female head of a family or tribematriarch - a female head of a family or tribe  
head of household - the head of a household or family or tribe
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
2.matriarch - a feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons)
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
Translations
أم ربَّة العائِلَه أو القَبيلَه
roduvládkyně rodiny
kvindeligt overhovedmatriark
matriarche
matriarcha
kona sem er höfuî ættar/ættarbálks
genties vadėmatriarchalinisšeimos galva
sieviete valdniece
žena, ako hlava rodiny/rodu
aile reisi kadın

matriarch

[ˈmeɪtrɪɑːk] Nmatriarca f

matriarch

nMatriarchin f

matriarch

[ˈmeɪtrɪɑːk] nmatriarca

matriarch

(ˈmeitriaːk) noun
a woman who is head and ruler of her family or of a tribe.
ˌmatriˈarchal adjective
of, like, ruled by etc a matriarch or matriarchs. a matriarchal society (= a society dominated by women).
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