zuster

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zuster f (plural zusters, diminutive zustertje n)

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

Synonyms[edit]

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

Derived terms[edit]