lang-syne

langsyne

[lang-zahyn, -sahyn] Scot.
adverb
1.
long since; long ago.
noun
2.
time long past.
Also, lang syne.


Origin:
1490–1500; lang + syne

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langsyne (ˌlæŋˈsəɪn, -ˈsaɪn)
 
adv
1.  long ago; long since
 
n
2.  See also auld lang syne times long past, esp those fondly remembered
 
[C16: Scottish: long since]

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