See also: Freire and freiré

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan fraire, from Latin frater (brother). Doublet of frade.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

freire m (plural freires)

  1. (literary) friar
    Synonyms: frade, monxe

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • freire” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • freire” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • freire” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • freire” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese freire, fraire, borrowed from Old Occitan fraire, from Latin frater (brother), from Proto-Italic *frātēr (brother), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr (brother).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈfɾɐj.ɾɨ/, /ˈfɾej.ɾɨ/
  • Hyphenation: frei‧re

NounEdit

freire m (plural freires, feminine freira, feminine plural freiras)

  1. friar

SynonymsEdit