See also: CIO:n, -cion, -ción, and ĉion

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cion (plural cions)

  1. (chiefly botany) Alternative spelling of scion
    • 1621–1626 (published posthumously in 1627): Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum : or, A Natural History ; in ten centuries, century V, Experiments in consort touching the putting back or retardation of germination, ¶ 421; reprinted in:
    • 1838, The works of Lord Bacon : with an introductory essay, and a portrait ; in two volumes, volume 1, page 133 (London : William Ball, Paternoster Row ; stereotyped and printed by John Childs and son)
      421. Men have entertained a conceit that showeth prettily ; namely, that if you graft a late-coming fruit upon a stock of a fruit-tree that cometh early, the graft will bear early ; as a peach upon a cherry ; and contrariwise, if an early-coming fruit upon a stock of a fruit-tree that cometh late, the graft will bear fruit late ; as a cherry upon a peach. But these are but imaginations, and untrue. The cause is, for that the cion overruleth the stock quite : and the stock is but passive only, and giveth aliment, but no motion to the graft.

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From Old Irish cin (love, affection; esteem, respect).

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cion m (genitive singular ceana)

  1. love, affection, fondness (+ ar (for))
    cion agam oraibh.
    I am fond of you pl.
  2. regard, esteem
  3. effect, influence
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From Old Irish cin (share, due portion).

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cion m (genitive singular cion)

  1. share, amount
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From Old Irish cin (guilt, fault, crime, offence).

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cion m (genitive singular ciona, nominative plural cionta)

  1. offence, transgression; blame
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Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cion chion gcion
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Frankish *kiþ, cognate with English kid.

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cion oblique singularm (oblique plural cions, nominative singular cions, nominative plural cion)

  1. child, usually a newborn

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From the root of gan (without).

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cion m (genitive singular cion, no plural)

  1. lack, want, shortage, scarcity

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