Translating from a Zimbabwe document, what does nomen patris mean?
It's Latin for "father's name"
Joyce Marie Buck
If you look under Project Instructions/Language Resources, there is a Latin Genealogical Word List that also has this information. All words/phrases won't be there, but they have added some to the text in the instructions that have been common questions to help.
It is also important to read through the instructions and look at the examples for this project to see how they want the names entered and if multiple entries for baptism/marriage/death should be be made if necessary. This varies depending on the type of form used. This has changed from Part B to Part C.