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Zion

noun Zi·on \ˈzī-ən\

Definition of ZION

1
a :  the Jewish people :  israel
b :  the Jewish homeland that is symbolic of Judaism or of Jewish national aspiration
c :  the ideal nation or society envisaged by Judaism
2
:  heaven
3
:  utopia

Variants of ZION

Zi·on also Si·on \ˈsī-ən\
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Origin of ZION

Middle English Sion, from Old English, citadel in Palestine which was the nucleus of Jerusalem, from Late Latin, from Greek Seiōn, from Hebrew Ṣīyōn
First Known Use: 14th century

Zion

geographical name Zi·on \ˈzī-ən\

Definition of ZION

1
city NE Illinois N of Waukegan pop 24,413
2
or Mount Zion or Sion \ˈsī-ən, ˈzī-\ or Mount Sion hill E Jerusalem, Israel; originally the stronghold of Jerusalem conquered by David; occupied in ancient times by the Jewish Temple

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