-ātə- also -ˌtȯ(ə)r or -ȯ(ə)
plural -s
: a member of a phratry
at important funerals the phrators of the dead person mourned while the other phratry conducted the ceremoniesE. R. Embree

Word History


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

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“Phrator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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