frater

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, a brother.

Noun[edit]

frater (plural fraters)

  1. A monk.
  2. A frater house.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *frātēr, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr. Cognates include Ancient Greek φράτηρ (phrátēr), Sanskrit भ्रातृ (bhrā́tṛ) and Old English brōþor (English brother).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

frāter m (genitive frātris); third declension

  1. brother
  2. friend, lover
  3. sibling
  4. (Ecclesiastical Latin) brother, brethren; member of a religious community

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative frāter frātrēs
genitive frātris frātrum
dative frātrī frātribus
accusative frātrem frātrēs
ablative frātre frātribus
vocative frāter frātrēs

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