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frāternus , a, um, adj. frater,
I.brotherly, fraternal.
I. Lit.: “sese et amore fraterno et existimatione vulgi commoveri,Caes. B. G. 1, 20, 3: “tametsi in ipso fraterno parricidio nullum scelus praetermissum videtur, tamen, etc. ... ab hereditate fraterna excludi,Cic. Clu. 11, 31: acerba fata Romanos agunt, Scelusque fraternae necis, of fratricide (committed by Romulus), Hor. Epod. 7, 18; cf.: “fraterno primi maduerunt sanguine muri,Luc. 1, 95; so, “sanguis,Hor. S. 2, 5, 16: “lyra (because given to Apollo by his brother Mercury),id. C. 1, 21, 12: “mores,of Zethus, brother of Amphion, id. Ep. 1, 18, 43: undae, of Neptune (as brother of Jupiter), Ov. M. 7, 367: invidia, against his brother (shortly before: “fratris invidia),Sall. J. 39 fin.
II. Transf.
A. Of or belonging to a relalive or kinsman: “frater erat, fraterna peto,the arms of his cousin Achilles, Ov. M. 13, 31: “pectora,Val. Fl. 1, 163: “fama,id. ib. 1, 178.—
B. (Acc. to frater, II. A.) Brotherly, fraternal, i. e. closely allied, friendly: “propter amorem in nos fraternum,Cic. Q. Fr. 1, 1, 3, § 10: “pro fraterna illa necessitudine,id. Quint. 4, 16: “animi,Hor. Ep. 1, 10, 4: “foedus,id. ib. 1, 3, 35.—
C. Poet., of animals yoked together: “it tristis arator Maerentem abjungens fraterna morte juvencum,of his companion, Verg. G. 3, 518.—Hence, adv.: frāterne .
1. In a brotherly manner: “quare facis tu quidem fraterne, quod me hortaris, sed, etc.,Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 15, 2.—
2. Heartily, affectionately: “tibi persuadeas, te a me fraterne amari,Cic. Att. 1, 5 fin.
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