siður

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse siðr (a custom, a habit; conduct, morality, religion), from Proto-Germanic *siduz, from Proto-Indo-European *swe-dh-.

Noun[edit]

siður m (genitive singular siðar, plural siðir)

  1. tradition, custom

Declension[edit]

m12 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative siður siðurin siðir siðirnir
Accusative sið siðin siðir siðirnar
Dative siði siðinum siðum siðunum
Genitive siðar siðarins siða siðanna

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old Norse siðr (a custom, a habit; conduct, morality, religion). Cognate to Old English sidu (a custom; a manner; a rite; purity), Old High German situ (a custom, a habit) (whence the German Sitte), Faroese siður, Swedish sed, Gothic 𐍃𐌹𐌳𐌿𐍃 (sidus), Greek ήθος, from a Proto-Indo-European stem *swe-dh-.

Noun[edit]

siður m (genitive singular siðar, nominative plural siðir)

  1. a custom, a habit
  2. religion

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]
  • The genitive form siðs is used in set phrases, siðar should otherwise be used.
  • The ancient plural accusative form siðu (customs) is sometimes used.

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