Complete Definition of "friar"

English

Etymology
Via French from Latin frater ("brother"), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European.

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aɪÉ(r)|-aɪÉ(r)
Homophones
frier
fryer

Noun
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en-noun

#A member of certain Christian orders such as the Augustinians, Carmelites (white friars), Franciscans (grey friars) or the Dominicans (black friars).

Synonyms
brother
frater

Translations

Chinese: ç·ä¿®é士 (nán xiÅ« dào shì)
Filipino: frayle
French: frere
German: Mönch m, Ordensbruder m
Italian: frate m
mid
Latin: frater
Spanish: fraile

Related terms
black friar
friary
grey friar
white friar

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