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[sith] /sɪθ/
adverb, conjunction, preposition, Archaic.
Origin of sith
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 Unabridged
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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


adverb, conjunction, preposition
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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