cion

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See also: -ción and ĉion

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Noun[edit]

cion (plural cions)

  1. (chiefly in botanical senses) 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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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

cion m (genitive ceana)

  1. love, affection
  2. regard, esteem
  3. effect, influence
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish cin (share, due portion).

Noun[edit]

cion m (genitive cion)

  1. share, amount
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Etymology 3[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

cion m (genitive ciona, nominative plural cionta)

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

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Frankish *kiþ, cognate with English kid.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. child, usually a newborn

Descendants[edit]

  • English: scion (and its variant forms)
  • French: scion

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

cion m (genitive cion, no plural)

  1. lack, want, shortage, scarcity

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