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  • DeeCrowSeer
    Eternal Champion
    • Feb 2004
    • 2214

    Random curiosity...

    Actually it isn't entirely random, but I wasn't sure where to find the information, and there are a lot of clever people here, so I hoped they could help:

    I know the words for motherly, fatherly and brotherly love (maternal, paternal and fraternal), but when I tried to come up with the equivalent for sisterly love my mind drew a complete blank.

    I'm writing a script with three female characters you see, and that stumped me a little. It's not hugely urgent, obviously... but I'd be interested to know.

    Thank you.
    "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild
  • DukexArioch
    Corsair of the Second Ether
    • Oct 2004
    • 83

    #2
    sisterly....?
    Regret achieves nothing. Regret breeds weakness. Regret is a cancer which attacks the body's vital organs and eventually destroys.

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    • McTalbayne
      Eternal Companion
      • Jan 2004
      • 557

      #3
      I could tell you the greek word for Brotherly love, but havent a clue about Sisterly.
      It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.

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      • L'Etranger
        Veteran Moorcockista
        • Dec 2003
        • 4772

        #4
        Looking at my daughters, I think sisterly love is a fairy tale


        All the words you quoted have a Latin root, frater-nal, pater-nal, mater-nal ...the analogy would demand soror-nal, no? Hmmm, "sororific"?
        Google ergo sum

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        • Mario
          Denizen of Moo Uria
          • Sep 2004
          • 193

          #5
          The feminine equivalent is the somewhat obscure word "sororal".
          Best/Mario

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          • DeeCrowSeer
            Eternal Champion
            • Feb 2004
            • 2214

            #6
            That's what I thought, because in American films they have "fraternities" and "sororities", so I assumed that it would have that root... but it just sounds odd, doesn't it? Obviously it's rarely used, so L'Etranger is probably correct about it being a "fairy tale"... and having grown up with two older sisters, I'd have to agree. :)

            Thanks everyone... even the Duke. :D
            "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild

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            • McTalbayne
              Eternal Companion
              • Jan 2004
              • 557

              #7
              Originally posted by LEtranger
              Looking at my daughters, I think sisterly love is a fairy tale


              All the words you quoted have a Latin root, frater-nal, pater-nal, mater-nal ...the analogy would demand soror-nal, no? Hmmm, "sororific"?
              Sororific you say? Well i think thats TERR-Iffic! Mwaaahahahahaa. :oops:
              It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.

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