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See also: Yon, yön, þon, and -yon

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English ġeon, from Proto-Germanic *jainaz.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

yon (not comparable)

  1. (dated or dialectal) That (thing) over there; of something distant, but within sight.
    He went to climb yon hill.
    • 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene ii], page 9:
      Here's neither buſh, nor ſhrub to beare off any weather at all: and another Storme brewing, I heare it ſing ith' winde: yond ſame blacke cloud, yond huge one, lookes like a foule bumbard that would ſhed his licquor: if it ſhould thunder, as it did before, I know not where to hide my head: yond ſame cloud cannot chooſe but fall by paile-fuls.
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book IV:
      Read thy lot in yon celestial sign.
    • 2012 Spring, Gerda Stevenson, “Federer versus Murray”, in Salmagundi:
      His head... his head... his face... it wisnae there. Nae black curly hair, nae eyes - I've never seen eyes sae blue as Joe's. Irises blue as yon sky. Blown tae smithereens... his gorgeous, bonny head, no there.
TranslationsEdit

AdverbEdit

yon (not comparable)

  1. (dated or dialectal) yonder.

PronounEdit

yon

  1. (dated or dialectal) That one or those over there.

Etymology 2Edit

PhraseEdit

yon

  1. (knitting) Acronym of yarn over needle.
    • 2006, Heather Dixon, Not Your Mama's Knitting (page 222)
      Buttonhole row: (K1, p1) 3 times, yon, k2tog, (k1,p1) 5 times, yon, k2tog, []

AnagramsEdit


Haitian CreoleEdit

ArticleEdit

yon

  1. a, an; the indefinite article

Usage notesEdit

Yon always precedes the noun it modifies, unlike most adjectives.

Related termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

yon

  1. Rōmaji transcription of よん

Kok-PaponkEdit

PronounEdit

yon

  1. you; second-person singular pronoun

ReferencesEdit

  • 2008, Paul Black, Pronominal Accretions in Pama-Nyungan, in Morphology and Language History →ISBN, edited by Claire Bowern, ‎Bethwyn Evans, ‎Luisa Miceli)

ScotsEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [jon]
  • (North Northern Scots, Orcadian) IPA(key): [jɪn]
  • (Shetlandic) IPA(key): [jʌn]

AdjectiveEdit

yon (not comparable)

  1. that, those, yonder (indicating a person or thing at some distance in time or space usually more remote than that)

PronounEdit

yon

  1. that one person or thing, etc.
  2. those

AdverbEdit

yon (not comparable)

  1. yonder, over there, further away
  2. thither, to that place

Derived termsEdit


TatarEdit

NounEdit

yon

  1. feather