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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
matriarch (MAY-tree-ark) noun
1. A woman who is the head of a family.
[From Latin matri- (mother) + Greek -arch (leader, ruler).]
Patriarch is the masculine form of this word.
"But it's the wonderful character of Eka, a matriarch whose tenacity
and optimism reminded me of Steinbeck's Ma Joad."
"Conservative enough to be worn to work and designed with enough youthful
energy to be worn out for a night on the town, these designs, according
to house matriarch Miuccia Prada, represent what men really want from
Too many parents make life hard for their children by trying, too zealously, to make it easy for them. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (1749-1832)