sinniht

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sin- +‎ niht. Compare Old Saxon sinnahti ‘darkness of hell’.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sinniht f (nominative plural sinniht)

  1. (poetic) everlasting night, eternal night
    • c. 700, Beowulf, 161-2
      [...] seomade ond syrede sinnihte hēold
      mistige mōras men ne cunnon [...]
      [...] he lay in wait and set snares. In the endless night he held
      the misty moorlands; men know not [...]