suster

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See also: Suster and šuster

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch zuster, from Middle Dutch suster, from Old Dutch swester, from Proto-Germanic *swestēr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr.

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suster (plural susters)

  1. sister
    Synonym: sus

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch zuster (sister, nun, nurse), from Middle Dutch suster, from Old Dutch swester, from Proto-Germanic *swestēr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr.

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sustêr (plural suster-suster, first-person possessive susterku, second-person possessive sustermu, third-person possessive susternya)

  1. nun
    Synonym: biarawati
  2. (colloquial) nurse (female)
    Synonyms: perawat, ners

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch swester, from Proto-Germanic *swestēr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr.

Noun[edit]

suster f

  1. sister
  2. sister, nun

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: zuster, zus
  • Limburgish: zöster

Further reading[edit]

  • suster”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “suster (I)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I


Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English sweostor, swustor, sweoster, in turn from Proto-Germanic *swestēr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr. Some forms are influenced by Old Norse systir.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsustər/, /ˈsistər/
  • (Early ME) IPA(key): /ˈswustər/
  • (Southern ME) IPA(key): /ˈzustər/, /ˈzistər/

Noun[edit]

suster (plural sustren or sustres or (rare) suster, genitive sustres or suster)

  1. A sister or step-sister; a female sibling.
  2. A (Christian) woman (i.e. as a "sister in life/Christ")
  3. A nun; a woman living a monastic lifestyle.
  4. (nautical) A catch to secure cords at sea.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Altered from Old Portuguese sostẽer, from Latin sustinēre, present active infinitive of sustineō (I sustain).

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Verb[edit]

suster (first-person singular present indicative sustenho, past participle sustido)

  1. to support (to keep from falling)
  2. to sustain (to provide for or nourish something)
  3. to detain (to keep (someone) from proceeding)
  4. to contain; to enclose

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West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian swester, from Proto-Germanic *swestēr, from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr.

Noun[edit]

suster c (plural susters, diminutive susterke)

  1. sister
    Coordinate term: broer

Further reading[edit]

  • suster”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011