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tidings

[tahy-dingz] /ˈtaɪ dɪŋz/
noun, (sometimes used with a singular verb)
1.
news, information, or intelligence:
sad tidings.
Origin of tidings
1100
before 1100; Middle English; Old English tīdung; cognate with Dutch tijding, German Zeitung news; akin to Old Norse tīthindi. See tide2, -ing1
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tidings

/ˈtaɪdɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
information or news
Word Origin
Old English tīdung; related to Middle Low German tīdinge information, Old Norse tidhendi events; see tide²
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n.

"announcement of an event," 1069, from Old English tidung "event, occurrence, piece of news," perhaps in part a verbal noun from Old English tidan "to happen," in part from Old Norse tiðendi (plural) "events, news," from tiðr (adj.) "occurring," from PIE *di-ti- (see tide (n.)). Cf. Norwegian tidende "tidings, news," Dutch tijding, German Zeitung "newspaper."

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