from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In a contrary or counterclockwise direction: "The coracle whirled round, clockwise, then widdershins” ( Anthony Bailey).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. The wrong way.
- adv. Anticlockwise, counter-clockwise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See withershins.
Middle Low German weddersinnes, from Middle High German widersinnes : wider, back (from Old High German widar; see wi- in Indo-European roots) + sinnes, in the direction of (from sin, direction, from Old High German; see sent- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle Low German weddersins, weddersinnes, from Middle High German widersinnes, from wider- ("wither-") + genitive of sin ("direction, way"). (Wiktionary)