来自 tide,随潮而来，-ing,动名词后缀，-s,表复数。引申词义消息，音讯。比较古诗“早知潮 有信，嫁与弄潮儿”。
- tidings: [OE] Tidings is etymologically ‘that which happens’. It is closely related to English tide, in the sense ‘happen’ (as in betide). It was adapted from Old Norse títhendi ‘happenings, events, news’, a derivative of the adjective títhr ‘happening’. A similar semantic development from ‘events’ to ‘news of events’ lies behind the related German zeitung ‘newspaper’.
- tidings (n.)
- "announcement of an event," c. 1200, from late Old English tidung "event, occurrence, piece of news," verbal noun from Old English tidan "to happen," or in part from Old Norse tiðendi (plural) "events, news," from tiðr (adj.) "occurring," from PIE *di-ti- (see tide (n.)). Similar formation in Norwegian tidende "tidings, news," Dutch tijding, German Zeitung "newspaper."
- 1. He hated always to be the bearer of bad tidings.
- 2. I am the bearer of good tidings .
- 3. The good tidings filled the whole nation with joy.
- 4. It is greeted throughout the country as tidings of great joy.
- 5. The happy tidings soon got abroad.
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