sinn er siður í landi hverju

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sinn (its) + er (is) the third person singular of vera (to be) + siður (custom) + í (in) + landi the dative of land (land) + hverju the neuter dative form of hver (each). Literally meaning "its is the custom in each land", "customs are unique for every country" or "each country has it's own customs".

Confer the Faroese phrase sær er siður á landi.

Phrase[edit]

sinn er siður í landi hverju

  1. when in Rome, do as the Romans do