tidings

[ tahy-dingz ]
/ ˈtaɪ dɪŋz /

noun (sometimes used with a singular verb)

news, information, or intelligence: Cards with joyful holiday tidings filled the fireplace mantel.The soldiers eagerly opened the letters, devouring the tidings from home.

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Origin of tidings

First recorded before 1100; Middle English; Old English tīdung “announcement, news item”; cognate with Dutch tijding, German Zeitung “newspaper, news”; akin to Old Norse tīthindi “news, events”; see origin at tide2, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for tidings

tidings
/ (ˈtaɪdɪŋz) /

pl n

information or news

Word Origin for tidings

Old English tīdung; related to Middle Low German tīdinge information, Old Norse tidhendi events; see tide ²
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