frere

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See also: Frere and frère

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French frere.

Noun[edit]

frere (plural freres)

  1. brother (friar, monk; male member of a religious order)

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French frere, from earlier fredre, fradre, from Latin frāter, frātrem, from Proto-Italic *frātēr, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

Noun[edit]

frere m (plural freres)

  1. brother (male sibling)

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier fredre, fradre, from Latin frāter, frātrem, from Proto-Italic *frātēr, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

Noun[edit]

frere m ‎(oblique plural freres, nominative singular frere, nominative plural frere)

  1. brother (family member)

Descendants[edit]