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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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How to say brethren in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Lanny Poffo:

    If you just follow the crowd, what's going to happen? All the consequences are going to happen to you. Look how many of my brethren have died young.

  3. 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.

  4. Ri Son Gwon:

    North Korea’s weapons are only aimed at the United States, not our brethren, China or Russia.

  5. William Cullen Bryant:

    Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness-a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.

Images & Illustrations of brethren

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