syften

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English siftan, from Proto-West Germanic *siftijan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

syften

  1. To sift, strain, or percolate; to pass through a riddle.
  2. (rare) To use a sieve to spread ashes around.

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: sift
  • Scots: sift

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

syften

  1. indefinite plural of syfte