Half-brother meaning

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A brother through one parent only.
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A male sibling who has a different mother, but the same father. (Also known as paternal half brother)
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Alternative spelling of half brother.
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A brother to whom one is biologically related through one parent only.
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A male sibling who has a different father, but the same mother. (Also known as maternal half brother)
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Origin of half-brother

  • From Middle English half-brother, equivalent to half- +‎ brother. Cognate with Dutch halfbroer (“halfbrother”), German Halbbruder (“halfbrother”), Danish halvbroder (“halfbrother”), Swedish halvbroder, halvbror (“halfbrother”), Icelandic hálfbróðir (“halfbrother”).

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  • half- +‎ brother

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