follow Dictionary.com

Why is the ninth month called September?

syne

[sahyn] /saɪn/
adverb, preposition, conjunction, Scot. and North England
1.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English (north) seine, syn, contraction of sethen since; see sith
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for syne

syne1

/səɪn/
adverb, preposition, conjunction
1.
a Scot word for since
Word Origin
C14: probably related to Old English sīth since

syne2

/səɪn/
verb
1.
(transitive) to rinse; wash out
noun
2.
a rinse
Word Origin
C14: of uncertain origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for syne
adv.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for syne

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for syne

7
7
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with syne