Origin of SINS
verb (used without object), sinned, sin·ning.
verb (used with object), sinned, sin·ning.
Origin of sin1
Synonyms for sin
Origin of sin2
Origin of sīn
Related Words for sinsoffense, immorality, violation, fault, wrong, evil, crime, lust, shortcoming, transgression, guilt, wrongdoing, error, misdeed, sloth, deficiency, damnation, anger, demerit, wickedness
Examples from the Web for sins
Contemporary Examples of sins
White Southerners crave an innocent past, a personal distance from the sins of their ancestors.The Tragic History of Southern Food
November 12, 2014
Heracles goes on his twelve labours, not to better mankind, but to achieve immortality and atone for his own sins.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero
October 28, 2014
For all our sins, may the Force that makes forgiveness possible forgive us, pardon us, and make atonement possible.Jews and Non-Jews Need to Repent for the Sins of the U.S. and Israel
Rabbi Michael Lerner
September 24, 2014
“It is hard to beat the enemy if you yourself suffer from his sins,” says Druz.Putin's Crimea Is a Big Anti-Gay Casino
September 8, 2014
Ironically, the private-sector unions have also suffered politically from the sins of the public sector.Why Progressives Shouldn’t Support Public Workers Unions
July 11, 2014
Historical Examples of sins
As she said all this, Hester felt like a hypocrite, remembering her own sins.
I must make it clear to myself that He does not shut me out of His heart because I am guilty of sins.The Conquest of Fear
Out of your bed and down on your knees to your own blessed father, and confess your sins.
But Moxy did not know anything about sins, and just as little about heaven.
Sins against this Second Commandment are common, but not small sins.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
verb sins, sinning or sinned (intr)
Word Origin for sin
preposition, conjunction, adverb
abbreviation for (in Canada)
Old English synn "moral wrongdoing, injury, mischief, enmity, feud, guilt, crime, offense against God, misdeed," from Proto-Germanic *sun(d)jo- "sin" (cf. Old Saxon sundia, Old Frisian sende, Middle Dutch sonde, Dutch zonde, German Sünde "sin, transgression, trespass, offense," extended forms), probably ultimately "it is true," i.e. "the sin is real" (cf. Gothic sonjis, Old Norse sannr "true"), from PIE *snt-ya-, a collective form from *es-ont- "becoming," present participle of root *es- "to be" (see is).
The semantic development is via notion of "to be truly the one (who is guilty)," as in Old Norse phrase verð sannr at "be found guilty of," and the use of the phrase "it is being" in Hittite confessional formula. The same process probably yielded the Latin word sons (genitive sontis) "guilty, criminal" from present participle of sum, esse "to be, that which is." Some etymologists believe the Germanic word was an early borrowing directly from the Latin genitive. Cf. also sooth.
Sin-eater is attested from 1680s. To live in sin "cohabit without marriage" is from 1838; used earlier in a more general sense. Ice hockey slang sin bin "penalty box" is attested from 1950.
Old English syngian "to commit sin, transgress, err," from synn (see sin (n.)); the form influenced by the noun. Cf. Old Saxon sundion, Old Frisian sendigia, Middle Dutch sondighen, Dutch zondigen, Old High German sunteon, German sündigen "to sin." Form altered from Middle English sunigen by influence of the noun.
see live in sin; more sinned against than sinning; multitude of sins; ugly as sin; wages of sin.