- a title of address for a friar or brother.
Origin of Fra
1885–90; < Italian, shortened form of frate brother, monk
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Examples from the Web for fra
You're not fra Wales or the border counties, zur, that be very clear.'Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
But Fra Filippo, the brother-in-law, took her back with him.Where Angels Fear to Tread
E. M. Forster
"You are moved by this knowledge, Fra Gervasio," she said and sighed.
That evening at supper I chanced to mention the matter to Fra Gervasio.
She looked appealingly at Fra Gervasio, who stood glum and frowning.
- brother: a title given to an Italian monk or friar
Italian, short for frate brother (in either natural or religious sense), from Latin frāter brother
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