friar

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

PIE word
*bʰréh₂tēr

From Middle English frere, from Old French frere, from Latin frāter (brother), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr (brother). Doublet of frater and brother.

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Noun[edit]

friar (plural friars)

  1. A member of a mendicant Christian order such as the Augustinians, Carmelites (white friars), Franciscans (grey friars) or the Dominicans (black friars).
  2. (printing, dated) A white or pale patch on a printed page caused by poor inking.
  3. An American fish, the silverside.

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Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (member of religious order): sister
  • (white patch on a printed page): monk

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fri (to ask for (someone's) hand in marriage) +‎ -ar.

Noun[edit]

friar m (definite singular friaren, indefinite plural friarar, definite plural friarane)

  1. one (traditionally a man) who proposes marriage

Related terms[edit]

  • frieri (marriage proposal)

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Verb[edit]

friar

  1. present tense of fria.

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