sinn er siður í landi hverju

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From sinn (its) + er (is) the third person singular of vera (to be) + siður (custom) + í (in) + landi the dative of land (land) + hverju the neuter dative form of hver (each). Literally meaning "its [own] is the custom in each land", "customs are unique for every country" or "each country has its own customs".

Confer the Faroese phrase sær er siður á landi.

PhraseEdit

sinn er siður í landi hverju

  1. when in Rome, do as the Romans do