SISTER , the correlative of
See also:brother (q.v.), a
See also:female in her relation to the other
See also:born of the same parents, also one who has acquired such relationship by
See also:marriage, a sister-in-
See also:law, or by adoption . The O . Eng. word was sweostor; cf . Dutch zuster, Ger . Schwester, Goth. swistar; in M . Eng. this appears as suster; the Scandinavian
See also:form appears in Icel. systir, Swed. systor,
See also:Dan. systor, and this has curiously taken the place of the true
See also:English form suster . Outside Teut. are found
See also:Lat. soror for sosor, Skt. svasti; the origin is not known, but it may be related with Skt. svasti, happiness, joy . The Lat. consobrinus, which has given "
See also:cousin," is from
See also:con-sobrinus, sosbrinus, from the
See also:stem of soror, sister . As " brother " and " brethren " are used for the male members of a religious
See also:body or community, so also is " sister " for the female members; more particularly it is applied to the members of a female religious
See also:order or community, a " sisterhood," in the
See also:Roman and other churches, who are de-voted to a religious
See also:works of charity or mercy, whether bound by irrevocable vows or not .
SISSEK (Hungarian, Sziszek; Croatian, Sisak)
SISTERHOODS (MODERN ANGLICAN)
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