Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

syster

  1. Alternative form of suster

Norwegian NynorskEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse systir, from Proto-Norse ᛊᚹᛖᛊᛏᚨᚱ (swestar), from Proto-Germanic *swestēr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr (sister). Akin to English sister.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

syster f (definite singular systera, indefinite plural systrer, definite plural systrene)

  1. sister (female with same parents)
    Eg fekk ei syster då eg var tre.
    I got a sister when I was three.
  2. sister (a female member of a religious community)
  3. a female nurse

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish systir, from Old Norse systir, from Proto-Norse ᛊᚹᛖᛊᛏᚨᚱ (swestar), from Proto-Germanic *swestēr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr (sister).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsʏsːtɛr/
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NounEdit

syster c

  1. a sister (woman or girl having the same parents)
  2. a nurse (in particular as address)
  3. a nun; a female member of a religious community

DeclensionEdit

Declension of syster 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative syster systern systrar systrarna
Genitive systers systerns systrars systrarnas

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VilamovianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German süster, syster, from Proto-Germanic *swestēr (sister), from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr. Cognate with German Schwester.

NounEdit

syster f

  1. sister