sweostor
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
§5,
§7,
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sweostor
swistor, swystor, swustor (-er, -ur); indecl. in sing.; pl. sweostor, sweostra, sweostru (u, y); f. A sister. I. of blood relationship Saga ðæt ðú sié sweostor mín, líces mǽge, Cd. Th. 110, 3, Gen. 1832. Ðære swustur (suoester. Lind.: swester, Rush.) wæs Maria huic erat soror nomine Maria, Lk. Skt. 10, 39. Soester, Lind. 10, 40. Swuster, Gen. 12, 13. Seó yldre swyster, 19, 33. Sweostor bearna nepotum, Wrt. Voc. ii. 59, 70. Se wæs his sweostor sunu, Bd. 4, 16; S. 584, 16. Sweoster sunu, 2, 3; S. 504, 20. Swuster sunu, Byrht. Th. 135, 8; By. 115. Ðæt ðú gesecge sweostor mínre, Exon. Th. 172, 32; Gú. 1152. Óþer him sylfum, óþer his sweoster, Bd. 4, 6; S. 574, 13: Homl. Th. ii. 546, 35. Gif hé geméteþ óðerne æt his swister, L. Alf. pol. 42; Th. i. 90, 28. Hé betǽhte hý his swyster, Chr. 1048; Erl. 180, 23. Tó hyre gingran swuster, Gen. 19, 31. Forlét hé Pendan sweoster, Bd. 3, 7; S. 529, 29. Swustor (suoester, Lind.: swester, Rush.) sororem, Jn. Skt. 11, 5. Swuster, Gen. 25, 20. Hiera swostur (sweostor, swystor (-er), swustra) wǽrun Cuénburg and Cúþburh, Chr. 718; Th. pp. 70, 71. Neogone wǽran Noðþæs sweoster, Lchdm. iii. 62, 18. Ealle his swustra (suoester, Lind.: swæster, Rush.), Mt. Kmbl. 13, 56. Swustra (suoestro, Lind.: swester, Rush.), Mk. Skt. 6, 3. Swestro, Jn. Skt. Rush. 11, 3. Ic seah vi. gebróþor and hyra sweostor mid, Exon. Th. 394, 13; Rä. 14, 2. Ðe ne onfó swustru (swustra, MS. A.: suoestro, Lind.: swester, Rush.) Mk. Skt. 10, 30. II. of membership in a religious house:?-Ætýwde sumre gódre swuster wundorlíc gesyhþ . . . Ðeós sweoster. . . , Bd. 4, 9; S. 576, 18-30. Seó gesomnung bróþra and sweostra, 4, 19; S. 589, 9. Ðá ongan heó on gesomnunge ðare sweostra sécan . . . Heó nǽnige andsware findan mihte, ðeáh ðe heó georne sóhte æt ðám swustrum, 4, 7; S. 574, 35, 40. Ðá geseah heó óþre sweoster (sorores) ymb hí restende . . . ðá áwæhte heó ealle ða sweostera, 4, 23; S. 596, 5-14. [Goth. swistar: O. Sax. swestar: O. Frs. swester, suster: O. H. Ger. swestar: Icel. systir.] v. ge-sweostor; ge-sweosternu.
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