subsister

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

subsist +‎ -er

NounEdit

subsister (plural subsisters)

  1. One who subsists.
    • 1843, Andrew Clarke, Tour in France, Italy and Switzerland: During the Years 1840 and 1841, page 25
      a race of disobedient children, a progeny of beggars, a nation of bare subsisters on the soil

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin subsistō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /syb.zis.te/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

subsister

  1. to subsist, live on, go on, keep going
  2. to stay, remain

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