From Middle English tiding, tidinge (also tidinde, tidende, etc.), from Late Old English tīdung, from tīdan (“to befall; happen”), probably with assimilation to -ing. Either from or influenced by Old Norse tíðindi ( > Danish/Norwegian tidende). Cognate with Dutch tijding, German Zeitung.
tiding (plural tidings)
- (usually in the plural) news; new information