What does yon mean?

yon meaning in General Dictionary

at or perhaps in an indicated (usually remote) spot (`yon' is archaic and dialectal)

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  • distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal)
  • well away but within view yonder
  • Yonder
  • far away, but within view; yonder.
  • Yonder.

yon meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.


yon meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Far away, but within view; yonder.

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  • (adv.) Yonder.

Sentence Examples with the word yon

Richard de Saint Yon was master of the butchers of the Grande Boucherie in 1460.

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