soror

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening; also from Latin soror (sister), akin to frater from Latin frāter (brother).

Noun[edit]

soror (plural sorors)

  1. (colloquial) A sorority sister; a fellow member of one's sorority.
    • 2002, Cheryl Fall, Family Reunion Planning Kit for Dummies, Wiley Publishing, Inc.:
      Gathering your fraters and sorors / If you were a member of a fraternity or sorority in college, gather your old fraters (brothers) and sorors (sisters) for a reunion.

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Interlingua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin soror.

Noun[edit]

soror (plural sorores)

  1. sister

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *swezōr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

soror f (genitive sorōris); third declension

  1. sister
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Proverbs 7:4:
      dīc sapientiae soror mea es et prūdentiam vocā amīcam tuam
      Say to wisdom: Thou art my sister: and call prudence thy friend.
      (Douay-Rheims trans., Challoner rev.; 1752 CE)
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 5.599-600:
      Pliadās aspiciēs omnēs tōtumque sorōrum
      agmen, ubi ante Īdūs nox erit ūna super.
      You will see all the Pleiades, and the whole group of sisters, when there shall be one night remaining before the Ides.
      (See: Pleiades; Pleiades (Greek mythology).)
  2. cousin, daughter of either a father's brother or of a mother's sister
  3. female friend

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative soror sorōrēs
Genitive sorōris sorōrum
Dative sorōrī sorōribus
Accusative sorōrem sorōrēs
Ablative sorōre sorōribus
Vocative soror sorōrēs

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Descendants[edit]

  • Via accusative sorōrem (~ *serōrem):
    • Balkan Romance:
      • Romanian: suroră
    • Dalmatian:
    • Italo-Romance:
    • North Italian:
    • Gallo-Romance:
    • Occitano-Romance:
    • Borrowings:
  • Via nominative sŏror:
  • Via Vulgar Latin *sŏra (< sŏror):
    • Balkan-Romance:
    • Italo-Romance:
      • Italian: suora sorella
      • Neapolitan: sora (dialectal plural serure < *serōrēs < sorōrēs)
    • North Italian:
    • Gallo-Romance:

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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin soror.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: so‧ror

Noun[edit]

soror f (plural sorores)

  1. sister (female member of a religious community)
    Synonym: irmã

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