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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  • Dutch: zuster
    • Afrikaans: suster
    • Indonesian: suster
  • Limburgish: zöster

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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)
    Synonyms: apoiar, suportar, sustentar
  2. to sustain (to provide for or nourish something)
    Synonyms: alimentar, nutrir, tratar
  3. to detain (to keep (someone) from proceeding)
    Synonyms: conter, deter, parar
  4. to contain; to enclose
    Synonym: restringir

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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