frater

1
[ frey-ter ]
/ ˈfreɪ tər /
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noun

a brother, as in a religious or fraternal order; comrade.
a member of a college or university fraternity.

Nearby words

  1. fraser, simon,
  2. frass,
  3. frat,
  4. fratch,
  5. fratching,
  6. fraternal,
  7. fraternal insurance,
  8. fraternal society,
  9. fraternal twin,
  10. fraternal twins

Origin of frater

1
1555–65; < Latin frāter brother

frater

2
[ frey-ter ]
/ ˈfreɪ tər /

noun Ecclesiastical History Obsolete.

the refectory of a religious house.
Also fratry.

Origin of frater

2
1250–1300; Middle English frater, freitour < Old French fraitur, short for refreitor < Late Latin rēfectōrium refectory

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frater

1
/ (ˈfreɪtə) /

noun

a mendicant friar or a lay brother in a monastery or priory

Word Origin for frater

C16: from Latin: brother

noun

archaic a refectory

Word Origin for frater

C13: from Old French fraiteur, aphetic variant of refreitor, from Late Latin rēfectōrium refectory

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