freire

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See also: Freire and freiré

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan fraire, from Latin frater (brother). Doublet of frade.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

freire m (plural freires)

  1. (literary) friar
    Synonyms: frade, monxe

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • freire” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • freire” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • freire” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • freire” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese freire, fraire, borrowed from Old Occitan fraire, from Latin frater (brother), from Proto-Italic *frātēr (brother), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr (brother). Doublet of frade, bróder, and brada.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈfɾɐj.ɾɨ/, [ˈfɾɐj.ɾɨ]
    • IPA(key): (Central Portugal) /ˈfɾej.ɾɨ/, [ˈfɾej.ɾɨ]
    • IPA(key): (Southern Portugal) /ˈfɾe.ɾɨ/, [ˈfɾe.ɾɨ]

  • Hyphenation: frei‧re

Noun[edit]

freire m (plural freires, feminine freira, feminine plural freiras)

  1. friar
    Synonym: frade