Word of the day

The word for today is…

tidings (noun) – Information or news.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Tidings “news, events,” the archaic verb tide “to happen, occur,” the noun tide, “regular rise and fall of ocean water,” the verb betide “to happen to, befall,” and the noun time “duration or the measurement of duration” all derive from the Germanic root tī- “to divide,” from the complicated Proto-Indo-European root dā- and its variants dai- and dī-. In form tidings derives from the Old English noun tīdung “announcement, news item,” from the verb tīdan “to happen” (source of the archaic verb tide), influenced by the Old Norse neuter plural noun tīthindi “news, events.” The singular noun tiding entered English before 1100, and the plural noun appeared in the 14th century.

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