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sister

1. A female who has the same parents with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case, she is more definitely called a half sister. The correlative of brother. I am the sister of one Claudio. (Shak)

2. A woman who is closely allied to, or assocciated with, another person, as in the sdame faith, society, order, or community.

3. One of the same kind, or of the same condition; generally used adjectively; as, sister fruits. Sister block See Charity, and mercy.

Origin: OE. Sister, fr. Icel. Systir; also suster, from AS. Sweostor, sweoster, swuster, akin to OFries. Sweester, suster, LG. Suster, suster, D. Zuster, OS. & OHG. Swestar, G. Schwester, Icel. Systir, Sw. Syster, Dan. Soster, Goth. Swistar, Lith. Ses, Russ. Sestra, Pol. Siostra, L. Soror, Skr. Svasr. Cf. Cousin.


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