syne

[sahyn]
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adverb, preposition, conjunction Scot. and North England.


Nearby words

  1. syndicate,
  2. syndiotactic,
  3. syndrome,
  4. syndrome x,
  5. syndromic,
  6. synecdoche,
  7. synechia,
  8. synechiotomy,
  9. synechism,
  10. synecious

Origin of syne

1300–50; Middle English (north) seine, syn, contraction of sethen since; see sith

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British Dictionary definitions for syne

syne

1

syn

adverb, preposition, conjunction

a Scot word for since

Word Origin for syne

C14: probably related to Old English sīth since

verb

(tr) to rinse; wash out

noun

a rinse

Word Origin for syne

C14: of uncertain origin

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Word Origin and History for syne

syne

adv.

as in Burns' poem "Auld Lang Syne" (1788) is recorded from c.1300, Scottish form of since (q.v.), without the adverbial genitive inflection.

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