Origin of eventideMiddle English from Old English æfentid: see evening and tide
Eventide over the ocean.
Eventide is defined as an old fashioned way to say evening.
An example of eventide is after the sun goes down.
Origin of eventideMiddle English from Old English ǣfentīd ǣfen evening tīd time ; see dā- in Indo-European roots.
- The mist rises from the lake at eventide.
Middle English, from Old English æfentid : æfen (evening) + tid (time)
- Fast falls the eventide"; "Jesus, I my cross have taken"; "Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven"; and "Pleasant are Thy courts above."
- The Vishnu Purana says, "The house-holder is to remain at eventide in his courtyard as long as it takes to milk a cow, or longer if he pleases, to await the arrival of a guest."
- The Litanies of the Sun contain the acclamations with which the sun-god Re was greeted, when at eventide his bark reached the entrance of the nether world.