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yon

[yon] /yɒn/
adjective, adverb
1.
pronoun
2.
that or those yonder.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English geon; akin to Dutch gene, German jener, Old Norse enn, inn the, Gothic jains that
Can be confused
hence, hither, thence, thither, whence, whither, yon (see usage note at whence)
yawn, yon.
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yon

/jɒn/
determiner
1.
(mainly Scot & Northern English)
  1. an archaic or dialect word for that yon man
  2. (as pronoun) yon's a fool
2.
variants of yonder
Word Origin
Old English geon; related to Old Frisian jen, Old High German jenēr, Old Norse enn, Gothic jains
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Word Origin and History for yon-nest
yon
O.E. geon (adj.) "that (over there)," perhaps from P.Gmc. *jenaz (cf. O.Fris. jen, O.N. enn, O.H.G. ener, M.Du. ghens, Ger. jener, Goth. jains "that, you"). Outside Gmc., cognates include Skt. ena-, third person pronoun, anena "that;" O.C.S. onu "he;" Lith. ans "he."
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