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broþor

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Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.
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Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *brōþēr, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

Germanic cognates: Old Frisian brōther, Old Saxon brōþar (Dutch broeder), Old High German bruodar (German Bruder), Old Norse bróðir (Swedish broder), Gothic 𐌱𐍂𐍉𐌸𐌰𐍂.

Indo-European cognates: Sanskrit भ्रातृ, Avestan brātar-, Ionic Greek φρήτωρ, Latin frāter, Old Church Slavonic братръ (bratrŭ) (Russian брат), Latvian brãlis, Old Irish bráthir (Welsh brawd), Tocharian A pracar, Tocharian B procer.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbro:ðor/

Noun

brōþor m. (plural same)

  1. brother
    • Beowulf
      Cain gewearþ to ecg-banan angan breðer.
      Cain became murderer to his own brother.

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