Origin of fraterMiddle English freitour from Anglo-French fraitur, aphetic for Old French refreitor, refeitor from Medieval Latin refectorium
The definition of a frater is a brother in a fraternity.
An example of a frater is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Obs. the eating room, or refectory, in a monastery
- a brother or comrade, esp. as in a fraternity
- Obs. a friar
Origin of fraterL, literally , brother
- This has been mostly rebuilt, and but little now remains except ruins of some of the towers, a great part of the monks' dormitory and frater, and the splendid cloister, completed about 1200.
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- In etymology he endeavoured to find a Roman explanation of words where possible (according to him frater was =fere alter).
- Simon's history, in its original form, is lost; but large sections of it have been preserved in Vincent of Beauvais's Speculum historiale, where nineteen chapters are expressly said to be ex libello fratris Simonis, or entitled frater Simon.
- During the last six years (1534-1540) of John's reign, his kingdom, beneath the guidance of the Paulician monk, Frater Gyorgy, or George Martinuzzi, the last great statesman of old Hungary, enjoyed a stability and prosperity marvellous in the difficult circumstances of the period, Martinuzzi holding the balance exactly between the emperor and the Porte with 3 I was kept secret for some years for fear of Turkish intervention.