See also: Suster and šuster

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch zuster, from Middle Dutch suster, from Old Dutch swester, from Proto-Germanic *swestēr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr.

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NounEdit

suster (plural susters)

  1. sister
    Synonym: sus

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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch zuster (sister, nun, nurse), from Middle Dutch suster, from Old Dutch swester, from Proto-Germanic *swestēr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr.

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sustêr (plural, first-person possessive susterku, second-person possessive sustermu, third-person possessive susternya)

  1. nun
    Synonym: biarawati
  2. (colloquial) nurse (female)
    Synonyms: perawat, ners

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch swester, from Proto-Germanic *swestēr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr.

NounEdit

suster f

  1. sister
  2. sister, nun

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: zuster
    • Afrikaans: suster
    • Indonesian: suster
  • Limburgish: zöster

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English sweostor, swustor, sweoster, in turn from Proto-Germanic *swestēr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr. Some forms are influenced by Old Norse systir.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsustər/, /ˈsistər/
  • (Early ME) IPA(key): /ˈswustər/
  • (Southern ME) IPA(key): /ˈzustər/, /ˈzistər/

NounEdit

suster (plural sustren or sustres or (rare) suster, genitive sustres or suster)

  1. A sister or step-sister; a female sibling.
  2. A (Christian) woman (i.e. as a "sister in life/Christ")
  3. A nun; a woman living a monastic lifestyle.
  4. (nautical) A catch to secure cords at sea.

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Altered from Old Portuguese sostẽer, from Latin sustinēre, present active infinitive of sustineō (I sustain).

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suster (first-person singular present indicative sustenho, past participle sustido)

  1. to support (to keep from falling)
  2. to sustain (to provide for or nourish something)
  3. to detain (to keep (someone) from proceeding)
  4. to contain; to enclose

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West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian swester, from Proto-Germanic *swestēr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr.

NounEdit

suster c (plural susters, diminutive susterke)

  1. sister
    Coordinate term: broer

Further readingEdit

  • suster”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011