Ion

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See also: ion, ión, íon, -ion, i-on, and ion-

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἴων (Íōn).

Proper noun[edit]

Ion

  1. (Greek mythology) Son of Creusa and Xuthus, and the ancestor of Ionian people.
  2. (philosophy) Ion of Chios, a Greek writer, dramatist, lyric poet and philosopher of the Pythagorean school

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Romanian Ion.

Proper noun[edit]

Ion (plural Ions)

  1. A surname from Romanian.
Statistics[edit]
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Ion is the 37029th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 603 individuals. Ion is most common among White (97.18%) individuals.

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /iˈoːn/, /i̯oːn/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Ion n (mixed, genitive Ions, plural Ionen)

  1. ion (an atom or group of atoms bearing an electrical charge)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Ion” in Duden online
  • Ion” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἰώ (Iṓ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Īōn f sg (genitive Īōnis); third declension

  1. Alternative form of Īō (Io)
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Īōn
Genitive Īōnis
Dative Īōnī
Accusative Īōnem
Ablative Īōne
Vocative Īōn

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἴων (Íōn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Iōn m sg (genitive Iōnis); third declension

  1. A river of Thessaly rising in the Cambunii mountains
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Iōn
Genitive Iōnis
Dative Iōnī
Accusative Iōnem
Ablative Iōne
Vocative Iōn

Etymology 3[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἴων (Íōn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Iōn m sg (genitive Iōnis); third declension

  1. Ionian
Declension[edit]

Third-declension one-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine
Nominative Iōn Iās Iōnēs Iādēs
Genitive Iōnis Iādis Iōnium Iādium
Dative Iōnī Iādī Iōnibus Iādibus
Accusative Iōna Iādem Iōnēs Iādes
Ablative Iōnī Iāde Iōnibus Iōnibus
Vocative Iōn Iās Iōnēs Iādēs

References[edit]

  • Ion”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Middle English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ion

  1. John, Jon
    • 1407, The Testimony of William Thorpe, pages 40–41
      And I seide, “Ser, in his tyme maister Ioon Wiclef was holden of ful many men the grettis clerk that thei knewen lyuynge vpon erthe. And therwith he was named, as I gesse worthili, a passing reuli man and an innocent in al his lyuynge. And herfore grete men of kunnynge and other also drowen myche to him, and comownede ofte with him. And thei sauouriden so his loore that thei wroten it bisili and enforsiden hem to rulen hem theraftir… Maister [Ion Aston] taughte and wroot acordingli and ful bisili, where and whanne and to whom he myghte, and he vsid it himsilf, I gesse, right perfyghtli vnto his lyues eende. Also Filip of Repintoun whilis he was a chanoun of Leycetre, Nycol Herforde, dane Geffrey of Pikeringe, monke of Biland and a maistir dyuynyte, and Ioon Purueye, and manye other whiche weren holden rightwise men and prudent, taughten and wroten bisili this forseide lore of Wiclef, and conformeden hem therto. And with alle these men I was ofte homli and I comownede with hem long tyme and fele, and so bifore alle othir men I chees wilfulli to be enformed bi hem and of hem, and speciali of Wiclef himsilf, as of the moost vertuous and goodlich wise man that I herde of owhere either knew. And herfore of Wicleef speciali and of these men I toke the lore whiche I haue taughte and purpose to lyue aftir, if God wole, to my lyues ende.”

Romanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ioan, from Old Church Slavonic Іѡаннъ (Ioannŭ), from Ancient Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), a contraction of the Hebrew יוֹחָנָן(Jōħānān).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ion m (genitive/dative lui Ion, female equivalent Ioana)

  1. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English John

Derived terms[edit]