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Variant of widdershins.
withershins(ˈwɪðəˌʃɪnz; Scottish ˈwɪðər-) or
1. (Astronomy) in the direction contrary to the apparent course of the sun; anticlockwise
2. in a direction contrary to the usual; in the wrong direction. Compare deasil
[C16: from Middle Low German weddersinnes, from Middle High German, literally: opposite course, from wider against + sinnes, genitive of sin course]
in a direction contrary to the apparent course of the sun; counterclockwise.Compare deasil.