From Middle English half-süster, equivalent to half- + sister. Compare Dutchhalfzus, halfzuster (“half-sister”), GermanHalbschwester (“half-sister”), Swedishhalvsyster (“half-sister”), Icelandichálf-systir (“half-sister”).
Half-sister Sentence Examples
He annexed the southern part of Navarre, which was held by the representatives of his half-sister.
In effect the King married his sister or half sister in order to become the rightful ruler.
According to Plutarch she urged her husband to take vigorous action against Catiline, who had compromised her half-sister Fabia, a vestal virgin; also to give evidence against Clodius, being jealous of his sister Clodia.