FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

systir f (genitive singular systur, plural systrar)

  1. sister

DeclensionEdit

Declension of systir
f31 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative systir systirin systrar systrarnar
accusative systur systrina systrar systrarnar
dative systur systrini systrum systrunum
genitive systur systurinnar systra systranna

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

systir f (genitive singular systur, nominative plural systur)

  1. sister

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

systir

  1. Alternative form of suster

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Norse ᛊᚹᛖᛊᛏᚨᚱ (swestar), from Proto-Germanic *swestēr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr (sister). Compare Old Saxon swestar, Old English sweoster, Old High German swester.

NounEdit

systir f (genitive systur, plural systr)

  1. sister

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: systir
  • Faroese: systir
  • Norwegian Bokmål: søster
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: syster
  • Old Swedish: systir
  • Danish: søster
  • Old Gutnish: systir

ReferencesEdit

  • systir”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse systir, from Proto-Germanic *swestēr.

NounEdit

systir f

  1. sister

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit