sith

[sith]

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
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sith

adverb, conjunction, preposition
  1. an archaic word for since

Word Origin for sith

Old English siththa, short for siththan since
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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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