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Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish bráthair, from Proto-Celtic *brātīr, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr (brother).


bràthair m (genitive singular bràthar, plural bràithrean)

  1. brother, male sibling
    Tha am bràthair aig Seumas aig am bùth.James' brother is at the shop.

Derived terms[edit]


Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
bràthair bhràthair
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • bráthair” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.