phrator

noun
phra·​tor | \ ˈfrātə(r), -ātə- also -ˌtȯ(ə)r or -ȯ(ə) \
plural -s

Definition of phrator

: a member of a phratry at important funerals the phrators of the dead person mourned while the other phratry conducted the ceremonies— E. R. Embree

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History and Etymology for phrator

Greek phratōr; akin to Greek phratēr member of the same clan

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“Phrator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phrator. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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