zuster

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *swestar, from Proto-Germanic *swestēr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr. Compare West Frisian sus, suster, Low German swester, German Schwester, English sister, Danish søster.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zuster f (plural zusters, diminutive zustertje n)

  1. sister (female sibling)
  2. sister (nun)
  3. sister (nurse)

SynonymsEdit

  • (sister, female sibling): zus
  • (nun): non

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 22:32