sister

[ sis-ter ]
/ ˈsɪs tər /

noun

adjective


Nearby words

  1. sissinghurst castle,
  2. sissonne,
  3. sissy,
  4. sissy bar,
  5. sist,
  6. sister carrie,
  7. sister joseph's nodule,
  8. sister kenny's treatment,
  9. sister of charity,
  10. sister of loretto

Origin of sister

before 900; Middle English (noun) < Old Norse systir; cognate with Old English sweoster, Dutch zuster, German Schwester, Gothic swistar; akin to Serbo-Croatian sèstra, Lithuanian sesuõ, Latin soror (< *swesor), Old Irish siur, Welsh chwaer, Sanskrit svasar sister, Greek éor daughter, niece

Related formssis·ter·less, adjectivesis·ter·like, adjectivenon·sis·ter, noun, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for sister

sister

/ (ˈsɪstə) /

noun

Word Origin for sister

Old English sweostor; related to Old Norse systir, Old High German swester, Gothic swistar

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Word Origin and History for sister

sister

n.
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