Saturday, November 19, 2011

Brethren

If brothers are brethren, then sisters are sistren. I thought so, at least. And it should be so.

But I was sidetracked by a cistern, and when I got back on track, I found the word 'Cistercian' running around in my head. Sigh.

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OpenID ironicalcoincidings said...

The OED tells me that Middle England had the word "sistren." Too bad it was dropped.

Incidentally, I went to a Cistercian-run prep school.

Sunday, November 20, 2011 2:50:00 pm  

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