Widdershins-adverb-in a direction contrary to the sun's course; considered unlucky or to the left; counter clockwise

"It is said that demons approach the devil in widdershins."

Note that the word left in Latin means sinister.

Widdershins comes 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".

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