Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete plural of sister.

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  • And Sarra Abrahames wife, and Melcha Nachors wif, weren sustren to the seyd Lothe.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • +W+jit þe husebonde godes cunestable hereð  {200} alle hare sahen ⁊ þonkeð god ȝeorne wið swiðe glead heorte of se riche lane as beoð þeos sustren his fowr dehtren þ̵ he haueð ileanet him on helpe forte wite wel ⁊ werien his castel. ⁊ godes deorewurðe feh. þ̵ is biloke þrinne.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • "Pray you, Mistress Alvena," asked Maude at length -- wedging her question in among a quantity of small-talk -- "hath the Lady Custance brethren or sustren?"

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  • To habben farlac of þ̵ an {;} luue toward þ̵ oðeR. ant leaden him ant hinen. þ̵ beoð his limen alle. nawt efteR wil þe untohe lefdi ⁊ his lust leareð. ah efteR þ̵ wit wule þ̵ is husebonde. tuhten ⁊ teachen þ̵ wit ga  {365} eueR biuore ant teache wil efter him. to al þ̵ he dihteð ⁊ demeð to donne. ant wið þe fowR sustren {;} þer {} fore þe fowr heued þeawes.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • [f. 116r] ++Ȝe mine leoue sustren * bute ȝef neod ow driue* ne schulen habben no best. bute kat one. ancre þet haueð eihte þuncheð bet husewif ase marthe was. þen ancre. ne none weis ne mei heo beon marie. * marthe suster * mid griðfulnesse of heorte.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • Veder and sune and holi gost. and on almihti god : he wite ou in his warde. he gledie ou and froure ou {;} mine leoue sustren. and for al þet ȝe uor him drieð and suffreð. he ne ȝiue ou neu {er} lesse huire þen  {205} alto gedere him suluen. he beo eu {er} i {} heid from worlde to worlde. eu {er} on ecchenesse. amen.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • [f. 112v] Ȝe mine leoue sustren bute ȝef neod ow driue ⁊ ower meistre hit reade · ne schulen habbe na beast bute cat ane.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • [f. 56r] ++Þvs mine leoue sustren iþe wildernesse þer ȝe gað {;} in · wið godes folc toward ierusalemes lond · þ̵ is þe riche of heouene {;} beoð þulliche beastes · þulliche wurmes. ne nat ich na sunne þ̵ ne mei beon ilead oðer to an of ham seouene {;} oðer to hare streones. vnsteaðeluest bileaue aȝein godes lare · nis hit te spece  {5} of prude inobedience?

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

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