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scion

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French cion, ciun, cyon, sion; all from Frankish *kid-, from Proto-Germanic *kidon, from Proto-Indo-European *geie (to split open, to sprout), same source as English chink. See also French scion and Picard chion.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

scion (plural scions)

  1. A descendant, especially a first-generation descendant.
  2. A detached shoot or twig containing buds from a woody plant, used in grafting; a shoot or twig in a general sense.
  3. The heir to a throne.
  4. A guardian.

QuotationsEdit

  • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 9, Crime out of Mind[1]:
    Rudolf was the bold, bad Baron of traditional melodrama. Irene was young, as pretty as a picture, fresh from a music academy in England. He was the scion of an ancient noble family; she an orphan without money or friends.
  • 1966, Sholem Aleichem, An Early Passover, Clifton Pub. Co., paperback edition, page 24
    It was said to him that those people were the scions of Zion.
  • 1986, David Leavitt, The Lost Language of Cranes, Penguin, paperback edition, page 72
    He could show his parents Eliot, scion of Derek Moulthorp, and then how could they say he was throwing his life away?

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 scion” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Frankish *kid-, from Proto-Germanic *kidon, from Proto-Indo-European *geie (to split open, to sprout).

NounEdit

scion m (plural scions)

  1. scion (detached twig)
  2. tip of a fishing rod

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • (tip of fishing rod): canne

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