brolis

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Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Haplology of broterė́lis ‘little brother’, diminutive of *bróter- (in broterỹstė ‘brotherhood’, bróterautis ‘to fraternize, ally’), from Proto-Balto-Slavic *bráH-t(e)r-[1] (compare Old Prussian brāti), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.[2] Another haplological form is dialectal brotis ‘brother’, but with preserved -t-.[2] Parallel formation in Latvian brālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brólis m ‎(plural bróliai) stress pattern 1

  1. brother

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rick Derksen, Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden: Brill, 2008), 60.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dagmar S. Wodko, Britta Irslinger, and Carolin Schneider, eds., Nomina im Indogermanischen Lexikon (Heidelberg: Winter UP, 2012), 38, 40.

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

brolis

  1. plural of broli