Origin of yon
Examples from the Web for yon
We've seen Mitt Romney fly thither and yon grasping at excuses not to release his tax returns.
Half a dozen times he rushed hither and yon, but at all times he felt the spring of the splendid toy in my hand.Mr. Dide, His Vacation in Colorado|Lewis B. France
Yon downward and well-worn way leads sinful souls to the place of everlasting punishment.Folk-Lore and Legends|Anonymous
But there's harder things in't nor that, and yon's the hardest.David Elginbrod|George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for yon
Word Origin for yon
Word Origin and History 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").
Idioms and Phrases with yon
see hither and thither (yon).