Complete Definition of "brother"

wikipedia|Brother (disambiguation)
English

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Etymology
OE. broþor|brÅþor, from Germanic *brÅþÄr, from Indo-European *bÊ°rÄter-. Cognates include Dutch broeder, German Bruder, and Danish & Swedish broder, all from the same Germanic root; and from Indo-European, Latin frater, Russian бÑÐ°Ñ (brat), Greek ÏÏάÏÎ·Ï (frater), Latvian brãlis, Persian
fa-Arab|برادر (barâdar), Old Prussian brÄti, and Welsh brawd.

Pronunciation
AHD|brÅ­th'É(r)
IPA|/ËbrÊðÉ(r)/
SAMPA|"[email protected](r)/
audio|En-uk-brother.ogg|Audio (UK)
audio|en-us-brother.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun|pl= brothers or (archaic) brethren

  1. Oneâs male sibling.
  2. A male having at least one parent in common with another (see half-brother, stepbrother).
  3. A male fellow member of a religious community or church.
  4. Someone who is a peer, whether male or female.

Related terms
brotherhood
brotherly
friar
fraternity
half brother
sibling

Translations
trans-top|male sibling
Afrikaans: broer
Aramaic:
Basque: anai (brother of a male), neba (brother of a female)
Bosnian: t-|bs|brat|m
Breton: breur m, breudeur p
Bulgarian: бÑÐ°Ñ (brat) m (1,3)
Catalan: germà m :ca: germà|^
Chinese:
Croatian: t+|hr|brat|m
Czech: t+|cs|bratr|m
Danish: t+|da|broder|c, t+|da|bror|c
Dutch: broer m, broeder m (formal)
Estonian: t-|et|vend, t-|et|veli
Ewe: nÉviÅutsu, (brother), fo (older brother), tsÉ (younger brother)
Finnish: t+|fi|veli
French: t+|fr|frère|m
German: Bruder m :de: Bruder|^ (1,2,3,4)
Greek: t+|el|αδελÏÏÏ|m|sc=Grek (adelfós)
Hebrew: ×× (akh) m
Hungarian: fivér, báty (elder brother), öcs (younger brother)
Indonesian: saudara laki-laki m (male sibling), kakak laki-laki/abang m (elder brother), adik laki-laki m (younger brother)
Italian: fratello m (1,2,3,4), confratello m (3,4)
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Japanese: åå¼ (ãããã ã, kyÅdai) (male sibling) å (ãã«), ãåãã (ãã«ããã, oniisan) (elder brother) / å¼ (ãã¨ãã¨, otÅto) (younger brother)
Korean: íì  (hyeongje), íë (hyeongnim), ì¤ë¹  (obba), ëì (dongsaeng), ìì° (au)
Kurdish: t+|ku|برا|sc=KUchar
Latin: t+|la|frater|m
Latvian: brÄlis m (1,2,3)
Lithuanian: brolis m (1,2,3)
Livonian: veļ
Lojban: bruna
Old English: t-|ang|broþor|m|altbrÅþor|xsOld English
Old Prussian: brÄti
Polish: t+|pl|brat|m
Romanian: t-|ro|frate|m
Russian: t+|ru|бÑаÑ|m|trbrat|scCyrl
Scots: brither
Scottish Gaelic: bràthair m
Scots: brar
Serbian:

Seri: aacaz (younger brother of a female)
Sindhi: SDchar|Úاء٠m
Slovene: t+|sl|brat|m
Spanish: t+|es|hermano|m
Tocharian A: tø|xto|pracar|xs=Tocharian A
Tocharian B: tø|txb|procer|xs=Tocharian B
Vietnamese: anh (elder), em trai (younger)
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trans-top|male having parents in common
Afrikaans: broer
Basque: anai (brother of a male), neba (brother of a female)
Bosnian: t-|bs|brat|m
Breton: breur m, breudeur p
Bulgarian: бÑÐ°Ñ (brat) m (1,3)
Catalan: germà m :ca: germà|^
brother/zh|Chinese translations
Croatian: t+|hr|brat|m
Czech: t+|cs|bratr|m
Danish: t+|da|broder|c, t+|da|bror|c
Dutch: broer m, broeder m (formal)
Ewe: nÉviÅutsu, (brother), fo (older brother), tsÉ (younger brother)
Finnish: t+|fi|veli
French: t+|fr|frère|m
German: Bruder m :de: Bruder|^ (1,2,3,4)
Greek: t+|el|αδελÏÏÏ|m|sc=Grek (adelfós)
Hebrew: ×× (akh) m
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Italian: t+|it|fratello|m
Japanese: åå¼ (ãããã ã, kyÅdai)
Kurdish: KUchar|برا
Latin: t+|la|frater|m
Latvian: brÄlis m (1,2,3)
Lithuanian: brolis m (1,2,3)
Old English: t-|ang|broþor|m|altbrÅþor|xsOld English
Old Prussian: brÄti (biological brother)
Polish: t+|pl|brat|m
Romanian: t-|ro|frate|m
Russian: t+|ru|бÑаÑ|m|trbrat|scCyrl
Scottish Gaelic: bràthair m
Serbian:

Slovene: t+|sl|brat|m
Spanish: t+|es|hermano|m
Tocharian A: tø|xto|pracar|xs=Tocharian A
Tocharian B: tø|txb|procer|xs=Tocharian B
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trans-top|male fellow member of a religious community
Dutch: broeder m
Finnish: t+|fi|veli
Indonesian: bruder m
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Greek: t+|el|αδελÏÏÏ|m|sc=Grek (adelfós)
Japanese: ä¿®é士 (ãããã©ãã, shÅ«dÅshi) / ãã©ã¶ã¼ (burazÄ)
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trans-top|peer
Dutch: broeder m
Finnish: t+|fi|veli
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Arabic ARchar|اخ|أخ (âaÏ) m
ttbc|Armenian: Õ¥Õ²Õ¢Õ¡ÕµÖ (eghbayr)
ttbc|Esperanto: frato
ttbc|Guaraní: kyvy (brother of a female) (1); yvýra (tyvýra/ryvy/ityvýra) (younger brother of a male) (1), yke'y (tyke'y/ryke'y/ityke'y) (elder brother of a male) (1)
ttbc|Hebrew: ×× (akh) m (1,2,3,4)
ttbc|Hindi: भाठ(bhÄÄ«), भà¥à¤°à¤¾à¤¤à¤¾ (bhrÄtÄ)
ttbc|Hungarian: testvér (any sibling), báty (elder brother), öcs (younger brother)
ttbc|Interlingua: fratre (1,3)
ttbc|Irish: deartháir
ttbc|Korean: íì  (hyeongje)
ttbc|Malay: saudara laki-laki (male sibling), kakak laki-laki/abang (elder brother), adik laki-laki (younger brother) (1), bruder (3)
ttbc|Marathi: भाठ(bhÄu)
ttbc|Mi'kmaq: nidap
ttbc|Norwegian: bror (1), lillebror (little brother) (1), storebror (big brother) (1), Broder (older form/formal), stebror (stepbrother) (2), halvbror (half-brother) (2)
ttbc|Occitan: fraire
ttbc|Persian: FAchar|برادر|بÙرادÙر (bærÄdær)
ttbc|Portuguese: irmão m (1,3), frade
ttbc|Sanskrit: बà¤à¤§à¥ (bandhu)
ttbc|Swedish: bror (1,2), broder (older/more formal) (2,3)
ttbc|Telugu: t|te|à°¸à±à°¦à°°à±à°¡à±|scTelu (soodaruddu), t|te|à°à°¨à±à°¨|scTelu (anna), t|te|à°à°¨à±à°¨à°¯à±à°¯|scTelu (annayya, elder brother); t|te|తమà±à°®à±à°¡à±|scTelu (tammuddu, younger brother)
ttbc|Tupinambá: kybyra (brother of a female) (1); ybyra (t-, t-) (younger brother of a male), yke'yra (t-, t-) (elder brother of a male)
ttbc|Ukrainian: бÑаÑ#Ukrainian|бÑÐ°Ñ m
ttbc|Vietnamese: anh, em (younger) (1,2)
ttbc|Welsh: brawd m
ttbc|Xhosa: bhuti
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Usage notes

The plural "brethren" tends to be used more in broader senses than in familial ones.

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To treat as a brother.

#:* 1819, Seest thou not we are overreached, and that our proposed mode of communicating with our friends without has been disconcerted by this same motley gentleman thou art so fond to brother? â Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

Translations
trans-top|to treat as a brother
Finnish: t+|fi|veljeillä
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Category:1000 English basic words
Category:English nouns with irregular plurals
Category:English words with multiple plurals
Category:Family
Category:Greek derivations

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fa:brother
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id:brother
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la:brother
hu:brother
ja:brother
pl:brother
pt:brother
ru:brother
simple:brother
sr:brother
fi:brother
sv:brother
ta:brother
te:brother
vi:brother
tr:brother
uk:brother
zh:brother

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