Schwester

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German swester, from Proto-Germanic *swestēr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr. Compare Low German swester, Dutch zuster, English sister, Danish søster, Swedish syster.

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Noun[edit]

Schwester f (genitive Schwester, plural Schwestern)

  1. sister
  2. (colloquial, shortened from Krankenschwester) nurse; by extension used to refer to any medical staff or help which is not a doctor (usually, but not necessarily, confined to female staff)
  3. nurse; used as a title of address for nurses
  4. sister; the title of address for a nun

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