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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 t?- ?to divide,? from the complicated Proto-Indo-European root d?- and its variants dai- and d?-. In form tidings derives from the Old English noun t?dung ?announcement, news item,? from the verb t?dan ?to happen? (source of the archaic verb tide), influenced by the Old Norse neuter plural noun t?thindi ?news, events.? The singular noun tiding entered English before 1100, and the plural noun appeared in the 14th century.

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