Sion

1
[ French syawn ]
/ French syɔ̃ /
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noun

a town in and the capital of Valais, in SW Switzerland.

Sion

2
[ sahy-uh n ]
/ ˈsaɪ ən /

noun

-sion

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

a canton in SW Switzerland. 2021 sq. mi. (5235 sq. km). Capital: Sion.
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British Dictionary definitions for sion

Sion

noun

(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

Valais

/ (French valɛ) /

noun

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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