- a town in and the capital of Valais, in SW Switzerland.
- a noun suffix appearing in loanwords from Latin: compulsion.
Origin of -sion
< Latin, equivalent to -s(us), variant of -tus past participle suffix + -iōn- -ion
[French va-le; English va-ley]
- a canton in SW Switzerland. 2021 sq. mi. (5235 sq. km). Capital: Sion.
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The novel begins with a statement: “FACT, the Priory of Sion—a European secret society founded in 1099—is a real organization.”Fact-Checking Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’: 10 Mistakes, False Statements, and Oversimplifications
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Shortly after this, Tancred, attended by Baroni, passed the gate of Sion.
Descending Mount Sion, and crossing Kedron, he entered the sacred grove.
Were our sons as brave as they are beautiful, we still might dance on Sion.Alroy
A specimen of this advance we have had of an abele-tree at Sion, which being loppd in Febr.Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Sion College was limited in its lending range to the London clergy.The Book-Collector
William Carew Hazlitt
- (French sjɔ̃) a town in SW Switzerland, capital of Valais canton, on the River Rhône. Pop: 27 171 (2000)Latin name: Sedunum
- (ˈsaɪən) a variant of Zion
- a canton of S Switzerland: includes the entire valley of the upper Rhône and the highest peaks in Switzerland; produces a quarter of Switzerland's hydroelectricity. Capital: Sion. Pop: 281 000 (2002 est). Area: 5231 sq km (2020 sq miles)German name: Wallis
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