sister

[ sis-ter ]
/ ˈsɪs tər /

noun

adjective

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Origin of sister

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

OTHER WORDS FROM sister

sis·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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