frater

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE word
*bʰréh₂tēr

Learned borrowing from Latin frāter (brother). Doublet of friar, brother, and pal.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

frater (plural fraters)

  1. A monk.
  2. A frater house.
  3. A comrade.

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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “frater” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch frater, from Latin frāter, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr. Doublet of bruder.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fratər/
  • Hyphenation: fra‧têr

Noun[edit]

fratêr (first-person possessive fraterku, second-person possessive fratermu, third-person possessive fraternya)

  1. (Catholicism) a candidate for priesthood

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *frātēr, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

frāter m (genitive frātris); third declension

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

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative frāter frātrēs
Genitive frātris frātrum
Dative frātrī frātribus
Accusative frātrem frātrēs
Ablative frātre frātribus
Vocative frāter frātrēs

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Descendants[edit]

  • Balkan Romance
    • Aromanian: frati, frate
    • Istro-Romanian: fråte
    • Romanian: frate
  • Dalmatian:
  • Istriot:
  • Italo-Romance:

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