suster

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See also: Suster and šuster

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch zuster.

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Noun[edit]

suster (plural susters)

  1. sister

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch zuster.

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Noun[edit]

suster

  1. nurse

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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Further reading[edit]

  • suster”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • suster (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsustər/, /ˈsistər/

Noun[edit]

suster (plural susteres or susteren)

  1. sister or step-sister
  2. (Christian) woman
  3. nun

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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]

Noun[edit]

suster c (plural susters)

  1. sister

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