from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Before now; ago.
  • adv. Afterward; since then; since.
  • adv. Thereupon; next.
  • conj. Since.
  • prep. Since.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Afterwards; since; ago.
  • adv. Late, -- as opposed to soon.
  • conj. Since; seeing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The Scotch spelling of sine.


Scots, from Middle English sitthen, from Old English siththan.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Contracted form of sithen. (Wiktionary)



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