brotherly

[ bruhth-er-lee ]
/ ˈbrʌð ər li /

adjective

of, like, or befitting a brother; affectionate and loyal; fraternal: brotherly love.

adverb

as a brother; fraternally.

Origin of brotherly

before 1000; Middle English; Old English brōthorlīc. See brother, -ly

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brotherly

/ (ˈbrʌðəlɪ) /

adjective

of, resembling, or suitable to a brother, esp in showing loyalty and affection; fraternal

adverb

in a brotherly way; fraternally

Derived Forms

brotherliness, noun
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