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sith

[sith] /sɪθ/
adverb, conjunction, preposition, Archaic.
1.
Origin of sith
950
before 950; Middle English; Old English siththa, dialectal variant of siththan, orig., sīth thām after that, subsequently to that, equivalent to sīth subsequently (akin to Gothic seithus, Old Norse sīth- late, German seit since) + thām, dative of demonstrative pronoun, i.e., “to that” (see the1); compare Old Norse sīthan sith
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  • They said it was a great matter, sith I had risked mine own life.

    Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
  • sith Alwyn vails of himself, it is thine, by might and by right.

    The Last Of The Barons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Why, I reckon it cannot be over nine days sith thine were writ.

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest Emily Sarah Holt
  • Here's twentye groates of white moneye, sith thou will have it of mee.

  • Our sheep are very excellent, sith for sweetness of flesh they pass all other.

    Elizabethan England William Harrison
  • But what do I mean to speak of these, sith my purpose is only to talk of our own woods?

    Elizabethan England William Harrison
  • But there is this, captain, which you must consider, sith you have opened your mind to me as I to you.

    House of Torment

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • "Then let them alone, sith they are not to your taste," retorted Gerard.

  • My comrade says, sith we share your fire, you shall share his meat.

British Dictionary definitions for sith

sith

/sɪθ/
adverb, conjunction, preposition
1.
an archaic word for since
Word Origin
Old English siththa, short for siththansince
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Word Origin and History for sith
adv., conj., prep.

"since" (obsolete), Middle English, reduced from Old English siððan "then, thereupon; continuously, during which; seeing that," from *sið þon "subsequent to that," from sið "after," from Proto-Germanic *sith- "later, after" (cf. Old Saxon sith "after that, since, later," German seit "since," Gothic seiþus "late"), from PIE *se- (2) "long, late" (see soiree).

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