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ˈbrɛð rɪnbrethren

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brethren(noun)

    (plural) the lay members of a male religious order

Wiktionary

  1. brethren(Noun)

    the body of members, especially of a fraternal, religious or military order

    Etymology: From Early Modern English , from brethere, brether (+ -en), alteration, due to breþer, of broþor, broþru. Compare Brüder. More at brother.

  2. Brethren(Adjective)

    of or pertaining to any religious group that uses or formerly used the word "Brethren", capitalized, in referring to itself or its members

    Etymology: From Early Modern English , from brethere, brether (+ -en), alteration, due to breþer, of broþor, broþru. Compare Brüder. More at brother.

  3. Brethren(Noun)

    any Brethren denomination

  4. Brethren(Noun)

    a member of a Brethren congregation or denomination

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brethren(noun)

    pl. of Brother

  2. Brethren

    of Brother

  3. Brethren

    of Brother

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brethren

    breth′ren, pl. of Brother (q.v.).

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brethren in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brethren in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of brethren in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Paine:

    The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

  2. Bible, Psalms 133:

    Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.

  3. Vice President Biden:

    Very shortly, the most popular man in the world is about to come to the United States, why is he so popular ? he asked. Because his message, that whatever you do unto the least of my brethren, you do unto me.

  4. Robin Ottaway:

    These are fascinating times in U.S. craft beer, and like many of our brethren, we talk to many different people who are interested in participating in this dynamic business.

  5. Mother Teresa:

    Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.

Images & Illustrations of brethren

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