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Brethrens vs. Brethren: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 14, 2023
"Brethrens" is an incorrect spelling; the correct term is "Brethren," denoting members of a particular group or sect.

Which is correct: Brethrens or Brethren

How to spell Brethren?

Brethrens is Incorrect

Brethren is Correct

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Key Differences

Associate "Brethren" with religious contexts, where the term is commonly used.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 09, 2023
Compare with "men" – you don’t say "mens."
Harlon Moss
Sep 09, 2023
"Brethren" already implies plurality, so adding an 's' is redundant.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 09, 2023
Remember the ending: -ren, not -rens.
Janet White
Sep 09, 2023
Think of "Brethren" as akin to "children" - no additional 's' needed.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 09, 2023
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Brethren Definitions

A men's group related by a common interest or belief.
The brethren of the Masonic lodge met monthly.
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Sep 09, 2023
Brothers.
They stood united as brethren.
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Sep 09, 2023
Members of a particular religious group, especially Christians.
The brethren gathered for the weekly prayer.
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Sep 09, 2023
Used as a form of address to members of a religious congregation.
Welcome, my brethren.
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Sep 09, 2023
Fellow members of a profession, organization, or group.
He considered all musicians his brethren.
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Sep 09, 2023
A plural of brother.
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Sep 08, 2023
Brethren Any of various Protestant denominations, especially those arising out of the Anabaptist and Pietist movements in Central Europe between the 15th and 18th centuries.
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(archaic) brother
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(poetic) kinsmen
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(figuratively) The body of members, especially of a fraternal, religious or military order.
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Of or akin to; related; like
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(plural) the lay members of a male religious order
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FAQs

Why is it called Brethren?

It's called "Brethren" from Old English, referring to "brothers" or members of a religious group.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 09, 2023

Which conjunction is used with Brethren?

Any conjunction can be used depending on the context, e.g., "and" in "brothers and brethren."
Harlon Moss
Sep 09, 2023

What is the verb form of Brethren?

"Brethren" is a noun and doesn't have a verb form.
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Sep 09, 2023

What is the pronunciation of Brethren?

It's pronounced as /ˈbrɛðrən/.
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Sep 09, 2023

What is the root word of Brethren?

The root word is "brother."
Janet White
Sep 09, 2023

Is Brethren an adverb?

No, "brethren" is not an adverb.
Sara Rehman
Sep 09, 2023

Which vowel is used before Brethren?

It depends on the context, but commonly 'e' as in "the brethren."
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Sep 09, 2023

Which article is used with Brethren?

Both "a" (when referring to one group) and "the" can be used.
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Sep 09, 2023

Which preposition is used with Brethren?

"Among" as in "among the brethren."
Harlon Moss
Sep 09, 2023

What is the singular form of Brethren?

The singular form is "brother."
Aimie Carlson
Sep 09, 2023

Is Brethren a noun or adjective?

"Brethren" is a noun.
Harlon Moss
Sep 09, 2023

Is Brethren a negative or positive word?

It is neutral; its connotation depends on context.
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Sep 09, 2023

How do we divide Brethren into syllables?

Breth-ren.
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Sep 09, 2023

What is the stressed syllable in Brethren?

The first syllable, "breth," is stressed.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 09, 2023

What is the second form of Brethren?

"Brethren" doesn't have verb forms.
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Sep 09, 2023

What is the plural form of Brethren?

"Brethren" itself is plural.
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Sep 09, 2023

Is Brethren a vowel or consonant?

"Brethren" is a word consisting of both vowels and consonants.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 09, 2023

Is Brethren a collective noun?

Yes, it refers to a group of individuals.
Harlon Moss
Sep 09, 2023

How many syllables are in Brethren?

There are two syllables in "brethren."
Janet White
Sep 09, 2023

What is the opposite of Brethren?

Sisters (in a gendered context).
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Sep 09, 2023

Is Brethren an abstract noun?

No, it refers to a specific group of people.
Sara Rehman
Sep 09, 2023

Is the Brethren term a metaphor?

Not inherently, but it can be used metaphorically.
Sara Rehman
Sep 09, 2023

What is another term for Brethren?

Brothers or peers.
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Sep 09, 2023

Which determiner is used with Brethren?

Common determiners include "the" and "my."
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Sep 09, 2023

What is the first form of Brethren?

"Brethren" is a noun and doesn't have verb forms.
Harlon Moss
Sep 09, 2023

What is the third form of Brethren?

"Brethren" doesn't have verb forms.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 09, 2023

How is Brethren used in a sentence?

"The brethren of the church congregated in the hall for the annual meeting."
Sara Rehman
Sep 09, 2023

Is Brethren a countable noun?

Yes, in contexts like "several groups of brethren."
Sara Rehman
Sep 09, 2023

Is the word Brethren imperative?

No, "brethren" is not imperative.
Harlon Moss
Sep 09, 2023

What part of speech is Brethren?

"Brethren" is a noun.
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Sep 09, 2023
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