cyen

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cyen (plural cyens)

  1. Obsolete spelling of scion.
    • 1697: Virgil [aut.] and John Dryden [tr.], The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics and Æneis, volume 1, The Second Book of the Georgics, “The Argument”, lines 92–95 (7th ed., 1748)
      From Roots hard Hazels, and from Cyens riſe
      Tall Aſh, and taller Oak that mates the Skies :
      Palm, Poplar, Firr, deſcending from the Steep
      Of Hills, to try the dangers of the Deep.