widdershins

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widdershins (ˈwɪdəˌʃɪnz, Scottish ˈwɪdər-)
 
adv
chiefly (Scot) a variant spelling of withershins

withershins or widdershins (ˈwɪðəˌʃɪnz, Scottish ˈwɪðər-)
 
adv
1.  in the direction contrary to the apparent course of the sun; anticlockwise
2.  Compare deasil in a direction contrary to the usual; in the wrong direction
 
[C16: from Middle Low German weddersinnes, from Middle High German, literally: opposite course, from wider against + sinnes, genitive of sin course]
 
widdershins or widdershins
 
adv
 
[C16: from Middle Low German weddersinnes, from Middle High German, literally: opposite course, from wider against + sinnes, genitive of sin course]

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widdershins
1513, chiefly Scottish, originally "contrary to the course of the sun or a clock" (movement in this direction considered unlucky), probably from M.L.G. weddersinnes, lit. "against the way" (i.e. "in the opposite direction"), from widersinnen "to go against," from wider "against" (see
with) + sinnen "to travel, go," from O.H.G. sinnen, related to sind "journey" (see send).
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