syne

syne

[sahyn]
adverb, preposition, conjunction Scot. and North England.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English (north) seine, syn, contraction of sethen since; see sith

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syne or syn1 (səɪn)
 
adv, —prep, —conj
a Scot word for since
 
[C14: probably related to Old English sīth since]
 
syn or syn1
 
adv, —prep, —conj
 
[C14: probably related to Old English sīth since]

syne or (Scot) synd2 (səɪn)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to rinse; wash out
 
n
2.  a rinse
 
[C14: of uncertain origin]
 
synd or (Scot) synd2
 
vb
 
n
 
[C14: of uncertain origin]

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syne
as in Burns' poem "Auld Lang Syne" (1788) is recorded from c.1300, Scot. form of since (q.v.), without the adverbial genitive inflection.
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