yon

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old English ġeon

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

yon (not comparable)

  1. (dated or dialect) That (thing) over there; of something distant, but within sight.
    He went to climb yon hill.
    • Milton
      Read thy lot in yon celestial sign.
    • 2012 Spring, Gerda Stevenson, “Federer versus Murray”, 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.
Translations[edit]

Adverb[edit]

yon (not comparable)

  1. (dated or dialect) Yonder.

Pronoun[edit]

yon

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

yon

  1. (knitting) 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, []

Haitian Creole[edit]

Article[edit]

yon

  1. a, an; the indefinite article

Usage notes[edit]

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

Related terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

yon

  1. rōmaji reading of よん

Kok-Paponk[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yon

  1. you; second person singular pronoun

References[edit]

  • 2008, Paul Black, Pronominal Accretions in Pama-Nyungan, in Morphology and Language History (ISBN 9027290962, edited by Claire Bowern, ‎Bethwyn Evans, ‎Luisa Miceli)

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

yon (not comparable)

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

Pronoun[edit]

yon

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

Adverb[edit]

yon (not comparable)

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

Derived terms[edit]