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 centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Zion
1 or Mount Zion or Sionplay \ˈsī-ən, ˈzī-\ 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 city in northeastern Illinois north of Waukegan population 24,413
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