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fraternal

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To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead—somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man—somewhere these, too, come together.
Marguerite Duras
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English

Etymology

French fraternel, Late Latin fraternalis, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] fraternus.

Adjective

fraternal

  1. Of brothers (fraternal twins)
  2. Related through a brother (fraternal nephew)
  3. In need of a brother or sister or friend.
  4. Friendly or brotherly (e.g. fraternal relations between socialist parties in different countries).
  5. platonic (as fraternal love - brotherly love)

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • (relating to a brother, with regard to gender) sororal
  • (relating to a brother, with regard to heredity) paternal, maternal

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