syne

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contracted form of sithen.

Adverb[edit]

syne (comparative more syne, superlative most syne)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) Subsequently; then. [from 14th c.]
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 38:
      Yet in two-three years they'd chaved and saved enough for gear and furnishings, and were married at last, and syne Will was born, and syne Chris herself was born, and the Guthries rented a farm in Echt [...].
  2. (Scotland, Northern England) Before now; ago. [from 16th c.]
    (Can we find and add a quotation of R. of Brunne to this entry?)
  3. (Scotland, Northern England) late
    • W. Hamilton (Life of Wallace)
      [Each rogue] shall be discovered either soon or syne.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sýna (show).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /syːnə/, [ˈsyːnə]

Verb[edit]

syne (imperative syn, infinitive at syne, present tense syner, past tense synede, past participle har synet)

  1. inspect
  2. examine
  3. appraise
  4. look

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English siþþan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

syne (not comparable)

  1. afterwards, thereupon
  2. thus, hence
  3. since, ago

Derived terms[edit]