zuster

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzʏstər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: zus‧ter
  • Rhymes: -ʏstər

Noun[edit]

zuster f (plural zusters, diminutive zustertje n)

  1. (somewhat formal) sister (female sibling)
    Synonym: zus
  2. sister (nun)
    Synonym: non
  3. nurse

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