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  1. Obsolete spelling of scion
    • 1483, Sidney John Hervon Herrtage, Catholicon Anglicum, page 341
      A Syon̄ or A twige ; Aborigo & proprie est pluralis Numeri, vitulamen, frutex, & cetera ; vbi twigge (A.).
    • 1513, Virgil, Maffeo Vegio, and Bishop Gawin Douglas [tr.], Eneados, book 3?, lines 19–22; reprinted in:
    • 1874, Bishop Gawin Douglas and John Small [ed.], The poetical works of Gavin Douglas, bishop of Dunkeld : with memoir, notes, and glossary, page 120 , (W. Paterson)
      Bot eftir that the thrid syon of treis,
      Apon the sandis sittand on my kneis,
      I schupe to haue wprevin with mair preise,
      Quhidder sall I speik now, or hald my peice ?


Middle EnglishEdit


syon (plural syons or maybe syonys)

  1. Alternative spelling of sioun
    1. offshoot
      • circa 1450: Gertrude Mechthild?, The booke of gostlye grace of Mechtild of Hackeborn, page 330/2
        In þe vyneȝerde were syonys of the vyne plantede.
      • ante 1475: Grafting; reprinted in:
      • 1855, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Early English miscellanies: in prose and verse, writ IX, page 72
        Also, he that wylle have rosys tymely to blowe, dewe heme abowte the space of ij. hand-brede, and moyste her syons oft tymys with hoote water.
    2. descendant
      • circa 1350–1390: [early poem], lines 25–28; reprinted in:
      • 1878, Carl Horstmann, Altenglische Legenden, page 10
        OÞer þou maiȝt wel diuise
        Þe nome of Ambros in þis wyse :
        Ambrum is to seye fadur of liht,
        And syon a luytel child ful riht.

Old FrenchEdit


syon m (oblique plural syons, nominative singular syons, nominative plural syon)

  1. point; tip (sharp vertex)