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yon


adjective, adverb

  1. yonder.

pronoun

  1. that or those yonder.

determiner

  1. mainly Scot and Northern English
    1. an archaic or dialect word for that yon man
    2. (as pronoun)yon’s a fool
  2. variants of yonder

Old English geon (adj.) “that (over there),” from Proto-Germanic *jaino- (cf. Old Frisian jen, Old Norse enn, Old High German ener, Middle Dutch ghens, German jener, Gothic jains “that, you”), from PIE pronomial stem *i- (cf. Sanskrit ena-, third person pronoun, anena “that;” Latin idem “the same,” id “it, that one;” Old Church Slavonic onu “he;” Lithuanian ans “he”). see hither and thither (yon).

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