at or perhaps in an indicated (usually remote) spot (`yon' is archaic and dialectal)
- distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal)
- well away but within view yonder
- far away, but within view; yonder.
Old English geon "that (over there)," from Proto-Germanic *jaino- (cognates: Old Frisian jen, Old Norse enn, Old tall German ener, Middle Dutch ghens, German jener, Gothic jains "that, you"), from PIE pronomial stem *i- (cognates: Sanskrit ena-, 3rd individual pronoun, anena "that;" Latin idem "exactly the same," id "it, that certain;" Old Church Slavonic onu "he;" Lithuanian ans "he"). As an adverb from late 15c., a shortening of yonder.
(a.) Far away, but within view; yonder.
- (adv.) Yonder.
Richard de Saint Yon was master of the butchers of the Grande Boucherie in 1460.