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BelarusianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

NounEdit

брат (bratm, feminine equivalent сястра́ (sjastrá)

  1. brother

Usage notesEdit

  • The word also has a vocative form - бра́це.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


BulgarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

брат (bratm

  1. brother

InflectionEdit


MacedonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

NounEdit

брат (bratm (plural браќа, diminutive братче)

  1. brother
    Брат ми се пресели во Лондон.
    My brother has moved to London.
  2. mate, pal, buddy (used in informal speech to address somebody)
    Кај си бе, брат?
    What's up, bro?

Usage notesEdit

  • When this word is used in the sense of "brother", the vocative form is mostly "брату". When it's used in the sense of "mate", "pal", or "buddy", the vocative form is mostly "брате". However, in the second sense, the vocative form is not necessarily used. Among youngsters, the basic form "брат" is dominant (and quite popular, at that).

DeclensionEdit


RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

брат (bratm anim (genitive бра́та, nominative plural бра́тья*, genitive plural бра́тьев*) (* The soft ending of the plural was originally used for feminine collective nouns, and the meaning of братья then was brotherhood.)

  1. brother
  2. old boy, pal

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit


RusynEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

NounEdit

брат (bratm

  1. brother

DeclensionEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

бра̏т m (Latin spelling brȁt)

  1. brother
  2. mate, pal, buddy, when used in informal speech to address somebody in vocative (brate)

Usage notesEdit

There is no plural form for this noun. Instead, the collective term бра̏ћа is used for plural meanings.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


UkrainianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

брат (bratm anim (genitive брата́, nominative plural брати́)

  1. brother (biological sibling)
  2. brother (member of the Christian brotherhood)

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Bilodid I. K., editor (1970–1980), “брат”, in Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy, Kiev: Naukova Dumka