before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1b
Middle English Sion, from Old English, citadel in Palestine which was the nucleus of Jerusalem, from Late Latin, from Greek Seiōn, from Hebrew Ṣīyōn
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“Zion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zion. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.
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Originally the stronghold of Jerusalem, Zion was conquered by David and in ancient times was the site of the Jewish Temple.
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