- friar[friar 词源字典]
- friar: see fraternal
[friar etymology, friar origin, 英语词源]
- friar (n.)
- late 13c., from Old French frere "brother, friar" (9c., Modern French frère), originally referring to the mendicant orders (Franciscans, Augustines, Dominicans, Carmelites), who reached England early 13c., from Latin frater "brother" (see brother).