See also: frere and Frere

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fʁɛʁ/
  • (file)
  • (Louisiana) IPA(key): /fɾæ(ɾ)/
 
Deux frères

NounEdit

frère m (plural frères)

  1. brother (relation, relative)
    Coordinate term: sœur
    Mon frère n'a rien fait.
    My brother didn't do anything.
  2. brother (monk)
    Coordinate term: sœur
    Frère Martin, qu'est-ce que vous cherchez ?
    Brother Martin, what is it you seek?
  3. (informal) bro, a male comrade or friend

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DescendantsEdit

  • Haitian Creole: frè

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NormanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

frère m (plural frères)

  1. (Guernsey) brother