- fraternal:  Etymologically as well as semantically, fraternal is ‘brotherly’. It comes from frāternālis, a medieval Latin derivative of Latin frāter ‘brother’. This goes back to the same prehistoric Indo-European source, *bhrāter, as produced English brother. The Latin accusative from, frātrem, produced French frère ‘brother’, from which English gets friar .
=> brother, friar, pal
- fraternal (adj.)
- early 15c., from Old French fraternel "brotherly, fraternal," and directly from Medieval Latin fraternalis, from Latin fraternus "friendly, closely allied," literally "brotherly" (see fraternity). The noun meaning "fraternal twin" is recorded by 1911.
- 1. Shall we apply to fraternal factories for help?
- 2. He said he hoped the issue could be solved in a fraternal way.
- 3. Fraternal love, sometimes almost everything , is at others worse than nothing.
- 4. We should learn from the people of all the fraternal countries.
- 5. Their social and fraternal ends are sometimes worthy of note as well.
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