materfamilias

The woman who controlled how the house was run, even though women were under control of their husbands.

materfamilias

materfamilias (s), matresfamilias (pl) 1. Literally, 'mother of the family'. 2. A woman described in her role as head of a household or as the mother of her children.
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Materfamilias

Materfamilias is Latin for The mother of a family
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Materfamilias

Materfamilias: The female head of the family; the mother figure. Materfamilias is the Latin for mother of the household. It is compounded from mater (mother) + familias, which comes from familia (household), from famulus (servant, slave). The masculine counterpart is the paterfamilias.
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