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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hellenic *pʰrā́tēr, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr. Cognates include Phrygian βρατερε (bratere), Latin frāter, Sanskrit भ्रातृ (bhrātṛ), Gothic 𐌱𐍂𐍉𐌸𐌰𐍂 (brōþar), Old English brōþor (English brother). The old kin sense of "brother" has been assumed by ἀδελφός (adelphós).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pʰrǎː.tɛːr/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈpʰra.ter/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈɸra.tir/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈfra.tir/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈfra.tir/
  • NounEdit

    φρᾱ́τηρ (phrā́tērm (genitive φρᾱ́τερος); third declension

    1. member of a community: clansman, kinsman, citizen

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