Origin of yon
Examples from the Web for yon
Contemporary Examples of yon
We've seen Mitt Romney fly thither and yon grasping at excuses not to release his tax returns.The McCain Defense Shouldn't Fly
July 17, 2012
Historical Examples of yon
What is it yon intend to do, and what do you mean by this body of physicians?The Imaginary Invalid
Will you stay with him—support him—but for a few moments, while I make to yon light?Night and Morning, Complete
Do you know an air—I am sure you must know it, "We'll gang nae mair to yon town?"The Letters of Robert Burns
See you yon long-limbed parson on the left—him with the pent-house hat.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
Gien he be in yon hole, Kirsty, I'll gang back and intil't my lee lane.Heather and Snow
Word Origin for yon
Old English geon (adj.) "that (over there)," from Proto-Germanic *jaino- (cf. Old Frisian jen, Old Norse enn, Old High German ener, Middle Dutch ghens, German jener, Gothic jains "that, you"), from PIE pronomial stem *i- (cf. Sanskrit ena-, third person pronoun, anena "that;" Latin idem "the same," id "it, that one;" Old Church Slavonic onu "he;" Lithuanian ans "he").
see hither and thither (yon).