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Sion1

[French syawn] /French syɔ̃/
noun
1.
a town in and the capital of Valais, in SW Switzerland.

Sion2

[sahy-uh n] /ˈsaɪ ən/
noun
1.
Zion (defs 1–4).

-sion

1.
a noun suffix appearing in loanwords from Latin:
compulsion.
Compare -tion.
Origin of -sion
< Latin, equivalent to -s(us), variant of -tus past participle suffix + -iōn- -ion

Valais

[French va-le; English va-ley] /French vaˈlɛ; English væˈleɪ/
noun
1.
a canton in SW Switzerland. 2021 sq. mi. (5235 sq. km).
Capital: Sion.
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  • Shortly after this, Tancred, attended by Baroni, passed the gate of Sion.

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • Descending Mount Sion, and crossing Kedron, he entered the sacred grove.

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • Were our sons as brave as they are beautiful, we still might dance on Sion.

    Alroy Benjamin Disraeli
  • A specimen of this advance we have had of an abele-tree at Sion, which being loppd in Febr.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) John Evelyn
  • Sion College was limited in its lending range to the London clergy.

    The Book-Collector William Carew Hazlitt
  • A discovery made in the neighbourhood of Sion has confirmed these first ideas.

    Primitive Man Louis Figuier
  • The day at Sion was divided by the seven hours in the usual way.

    Woman under Monasticism Lina Eckenstein
  • Indulgences were granted at Sion on almost every festival in the year.

    Woman under Monasticism Lina Eckenstein
  • The beautiful and the pampered one will I destroy—the daughter of Sion.

British Dictionary definitions for Sion

Sion

noun
1.
(French) (sjɔ̃). a town in SW Switzerland, capital of Valais canton, on the River Rhône. Pop: 27 171 (2000) Latin name Sedunum
2.
(ˈsaɪən) a variant of Zion

Valais

/French valɛ/
noun
1.
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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