frater

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin frater (brother). Doublet of friar and brother.

Noun[edit]

frater (plural fraters)

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

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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]

From Dutch frater, from Latin frater, from Proto-Italic *frātēr, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr. Doublet of bruder.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

fratêr (plural, 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
  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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References[edit]

  • frater in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • frater in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • frater in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • remember me to your brother: nuntia fratri tuo salutem verbis meis (Fam. 7. 14)