2019-12-01 21:58:03 UTC
The same as the pronunciation of the other 3 spellings or different?
Alternate spellings: widdershins, widershins, widderschynnes, withershins
From Middle Low German weddersinnes, literally "against the way"
(i.e. "in the opposite direction"), from widersinnen "to go against",
from Old High German elements widar "against" and sinnen "to travel,
go", related to sind "journey".
The spelling with a single d is curious insofar as it gives the word a
different pronunciation, in English, from the other 3 spellings which
would yield the same pronunciation.