Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English siftan, from Proto-West Germanic *siftijan.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

syften

  1. To sift, strain, or percolate; to pass through a riddle.
  2. (rare) To use a sieve to spread ashes around.

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: sift
  • Scots: sift

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

syften

  1. indefinite plural of syfte