Ithand definitions

(Now chiefly dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Industrious; assiduous; continually busy; diligent.
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(Now chiefly dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Plodding; constant; continual.
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(Now chiefly dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, of mental or moral qualities) Conscientious; considerate; watchful; careful; attentive.
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(Now chiefly dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, usually of weather) Continuous; persistent.
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Origin of ithand

From Middle English ithand, an alteration (due to assimilation to suffix -and) of Middle English ithen, from Old Norse iðinn (“assiduous, diligent”), from iðja, iðna (“to do, perform”), from (“a restless motion”), equivalent to ithe +‎ -and and/or ithe +‎ -en. Cognate with Icelandic iðinn (“diligent”), Norwegian idig (“busy”), Danish idelig (“continual”), and perhaps to English eddy.