siðr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *siduz, from Proto-Indo-European *swedʰ- (custom, habit). Cognate to Old English sidu (a custom; a manner; a rite; purity), Old High German situ (a custom, a habit) (whence the German Sitte), Gothic 𐍃𐌹𐌳𐌿𐍃 (sidus), Ancient Greek ἦθος (êthos).

Noun[edit]

siðr m

  1. a custom, a habit
  2. a conduct, morality, religion

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: sæd
  • Faroese: siður
  • Icelandic: siður
  • Swedish: sed

References[edit]

  • Zoëga, Geir T. (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic[1], Oxford: Clarendon Press