sinn er siður í landi hverju

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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 "it is the custom in each land", "customs are unique for every country" or "each country has its own customs".

Confer the Faroese phrase sær er siður á landi.


sinn er siður í landi hverju

  1. when in Rome, do as the Romans do