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
  4. (Christianity) sister, nun

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

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Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from Latin soror.

Pronunciation edit


  • Rhymes: -oɾ
  • Hyphenation: so‧ror

Noun edit

soror f (plural sorores)

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

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