Home > Letter S >

English

From Middle English syns, sinnes, contraction of earlier sithens, sithence, from sithen (after, since) ( + -s, adverbial genitive suffix), from Old English sīþþan, from the phrase sīþ þǣm (after/since that (time)), from sīþ (since, after) + þǣm dative singular of þæt. Cognate with Dutch sinds (since), German seit (since), Danish siden (since), Scots syne (since).