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[sith] /sɪθ/
adverb, conjunction, preposition, Archaic.
Origin of sith
before 950; Middle English; Old English siththa, dialectal variant of siththan, orig., sīth thām after that, subsequently to that, equivalent to sīth subsequently (akin to Gothic seithus, Old Norse sīth- late, German seit since) + thām, dative of demonstrative pronoun, i.e., “to that” (see the1); compare Old Norse sīthan sith Unabridged
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  • sith I must tell you all the tale, his costly quiver was full of goodly darts, the heads a full hand's breadth, on golden shafts.

  • They said it was a great matter, sith I had risked mine own life.

    Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
  • Well, said the knight, sith ye will not joust with me, I pray you tell me your name.

  • Here's twentye groates of white moneye, sith thou will have it of mee.

  • “The which, sith thou wert born in July, makes thee now of two and twenty years,” Father makes answer.

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest Emily Sarah Holt
  • But what do I mean to speak of these, sith my purpose is only to talk of our own woods?

    Elizabethan England William Harrison
  • The Gaelic word sidh (Irish) or sith (Scottish) means "supernatural" and the "peace" and "silence" of supernatural beings.

    Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
  • But there is this, captain, which you must consider, sith you have opened your mind to me as I to you.

    House of Torment Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Now whither for succour shall I flee, sith that Fellowship hath forsaken me?

British Dictionary definitions for sith


adverb, conjunction, preposition
an archaic word for since
Word Origin
Old English siththa, short for siththansince
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Word Origin and History for sith
adv., conj., prep.

"since" (obsolete), Middle English, reduced from Old English siððan "then, thereupon; continuously, during which; seeing that," from *sið þon "subsequent to that," from sið "after," from Proto-Germanic *sith- "later, after" (cf. Old Saxon sith "after that, since, later," German seit "since," Gothic seiþus "late"), from PIE *se- (2) "long, late" (see soiree).

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