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Brotherly affection, fellowship, or relationship; brotherliness, brotherhood.
Old English. Originally (in Old English) cognate with or formed similarly to Old Frisian brōtherskip, Middle Dutch broederscap, brūderscap, brūderscep (Dutch broederschap), Old Saxon brōtharskepi (Middle Low German brōderschap), Old High German bruoderscaf, bruoderscaft, etc. (Middle High German bruoderschaft, German Bruderschaft), Old Swedish brödhra skap, (in late sources) broderskap (Swedish broderskap), Old Danish brødherskab, brødhreskab (Danish broderskab) from the Germanic base of brother + the Germanic base of -ship.
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