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23:50 Dec 23, 2005
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Linguistics
English term or phrase: brothers
My brother and I are interested in getting a tatoo of the word "brothers", but have not found a definative source to pluralize the Latin word for brother, which we know to be "frater". Through deductive reasoning we believe the plural of brother to be "fratres". Twin brothers in latin is "fratres gemini", which is how we deduced that brothers is fratres.
Mike Brascetta
Latin translation:fratres
Have a look here: www.newadvent.org/cathen/11269b.htm
"Pray brethren - orate fratres!"
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4 +4fratres



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Have a look here: www.newadvent.org/cathen/11269b.htm
"Pray brethren - orate fratres!"

Local time: 04:46
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agree  Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
28 mins
  -> Thank you Flavio!

agree  Joseph Brazauskas: 'Fratres' is used of brothers (or, in the plural, of brothers and sisters) who may or may not be full-blooded. Full-blooded brothers are called 'germani', whence Spanish 'hermanos', etc.
5 hrs
  -> Thanks Joseph

agree  Zrinka Milas: ...and if they are half-blooded: "consanguinei" (from the same father, literally: common blood) and "uterini" (from the same mother, from the same uterus).
1 day 15 hrs
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agree  Valentini Mellas
2 days 18 hrs
  -> Thank you :-)
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