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yon

[ yon ]
/ yɒn /
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adjective, adverb

pronoun

that or those yonder.

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Origin of yon

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English geon; akin to Dutch gene, German jener, Old Norse enn, inn “the,” Gothic jains “that”
1. hence, hither, thence, thither, whence, whither, yon 2. yawn, yon
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British Dictionary definitions for yon

yon

yond (jɒnd)

/ (jɒn) /

determiner

mainly Scot and Northern English
  1. an archaic or dialect word for that yon man
  2. (as pronoun)yon's a fool
variants of yonder
Old English geon; related to Old Frisian jen, Old High German jenēr, Old Norse enn, Gothic jains
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Idioms and Phrases with yon

yon

see hither and thither (yon).

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