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From: auntie-do <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Translation - Demi-frere
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 15:53:46 -0700
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Yes there is a difference. A half-brother shares a biological parent with
you, and a common blood line, whereas a step-brother has a parent who
married one of your parents - ie: the Brady Bunch were step brothers and
sisters.

Doreen


----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Van Wasshnova" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Translation - Demi-frere


> Is there a difference between Stepbrother and half-brother?
>
> --
> Richard Van Wasshnova
> Seal Beach, CA
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sylvain Lger" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 11:06 AM
> Subject: Re: [Q-R] Translation - Demi-frere
>
>
> > It can be stepbrother also
> >
> > Sylvain
> >
> > a crit :
> >
> > > In a message dated 9/12/02 11:50:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > > writes:
> > >
> > > <<
> > > Does demi-frere mean only half brother or can
> > > it be ever be used to mean brother-in-law, (which I though
> > > was beau-frere)? This was in an obit in a french
> > > language newspaper of Woonsocket RI in 1924
> > >
> > > Thank you,
> > > Lisa
> > > >>
> > >
> > > "Beau-frre" can mean either "half-brother" or "brother-in-law".
> > > "Demi-frre" means "half-brother", literally and exclusively.
> > >
> > > Fr Owen Taggart
>
>
>
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