Zion

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noun Zi·on \ˈzī-ən\
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Sion

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Definition of Zion

  1. 1a :  the Jewish people :  israelb :  the Jewish homeland that is symbolic of Judaism or of Jewish national aspirationc :  the ideal nation or society envisaged by Judaism

  2. 2 :  heaven

  3. 3 :  utopia

Origin and Etymology 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

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geographical name Zi·on \ˈzī-ən\

Definition of Zion

  1. 1 or Mount Zion or Sion \ˈsī-ən, ˈzī-\play or Mount Sion hill in eastern Jerusalem, Israel Originally the stronghold of Jerusalem, Zion was conquered by David and in ancient times was the site of the Jewish Temple.

  2. 2 city in northeastern Illinois north of Waukegan population 24,413


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