parent (n.) Look up parent at Dictionary.com
early 15c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French parent "father, parent, relative, kin" (11c.), from Latin parentem (nominative parens) "father or mother, ancestor," noun use of present participle of parere "bring forth, give birth to, produce," from PIE root *pere- (1) "to bring forth" (see pare). Began to replace native elder after c.1500.
parent (v.) Look up parent at Dictionary.com
1660s, from parent (n.). Related: Parented; parenting.