Origin of tidingsME, plural of tidinge from Old English tidung ( from tidan: see tide); akin to German zeitung, newspaper
Tidings is defined as news or information.
When you send good news home in a letter, this is an example of a time when you send good tidings.
Information or news: tidings of great joy; sad tidings.
Origin of tidingsMiddle English tiding, tithand report, piece of news from Old Norse tīdhendi events from tīdhr occurring ; see dā- in Indo-European roots.
- plural form of tiding
- No more tidings were ever received of the deserted men.
- Urban died suddenly at Rome on the 29th of July 1099, fourteen days after the capture of Jerusalem, but before the tidings of that event had reached Italy.
- 1 is to suppose that Paul started afresh to complete or supplement what he had already written, possibly because some fresh tidings from Philippi had reached him in the interval.
- 3 From this torpor they were roused by tidings which might well be interpreted as the restoration of divine favour.
- News of the occupation reached Europe simultaneously with the tidings of the fall of Khartum, an event which disappointed Italian hopes of military co-operation with Great Britain in the Sudan.