migrated Twitter content, adoptio fratrem 

Wario and Waluigi aren't brothers, but they might be φράτερες if you know what I mean!

migrated Twitter content, adoptio fratrem 

@byttyrs is that from your medieval nipple sucking post?

migrated Twitter content, adoptio in fratrem 

@raptordingo LMAO NO, wrong place & possibly also wrong time period!
adoptio in fratrem is the legal mechanism by which Roman dudes got gay married. given this, and more broadly the unremarkable use of sibling terminology for spouses (who are, after all, your siblings' siblings-in-law), the Latin word 'frater' was borrowed into Greek as φράτερ in the special sense of 'gay husband'.
check out Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe by John Boswell for more!

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