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  • Hiora in ānum wēoll sefa wið sorgum: sibb ǣfre ne mæg wiht onwendan, þām þe wēl þenceð.

    Beowulf

  • Hiora in ânum weóll sefa wið sorgum: sibb æfre ne mäg wiht onwendan, þam þe wel þenceð.

    Beowulf

  • ` ` But I hae heard say, gudewife, '' continued Ochiltree, ` ` there was a clatter in the country, that her husband and her were ower sibb when they married. ''

    The Antiquary

  • Then she said, ` By the religion of our holy Church they are ower sibb thegither.

    The Antiquary

  • And then, as the fiend is ever ower busy wi brains like mine, that are subtle beyond their use and station, I was unhappily permitted to add --- ` But they might be brought to think themselves sae sibb as no Christian law will permit their wedlock. '' '

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  • "But I hae heard say, gudewife," continued Ochiltree, "there was a clatter in the country, that her husband and her were ower sibb when they married."

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

  • "But I hae heard say, gudewife," continued Ochiltree, "there was a clatter in the country, that her husband and her were ower sibb when they married."

    The Antiquary — Complete

  • Among English-speakers, "godsibb" originally referred to those who had a spiritual kinship through baptism "god" as in godparent; "sibb" as in sibling.

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  • Then she said, By the religion of our holy Church they are ower sibb thegither.

    The Antiquary

  • “there was a clatter in the country, that her husband and her were ower sibb when they married.”

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  • -noun

    a sib.

    June 9, 2009