widdershins

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wid·der·shins

adverb \ˈwi-dər-shənz\

Definition of WIDDERSHINS

:  in a left-handed, wrong, or contrary direction :  counterclockwise — compare deasil

Variants of WIDDERSHINS

wid·der·shins also with·er·shins \ˈwi-thər-shənz\

Origin of WIDDERSHINS

Middle Low German weddersinnes, from Middle High German widersinnes, from widersinnen to go against, from wider back against (from Old High German widar) + sinnen to travel, go; akin to Old High German sendan to send — more at with, send
First Known Use: 1545

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