syne

adverb
\ ˈsīn How to pronounce syne (audio) \

Definition of syne

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly Scotland
: since then : ago

syne

conjunction or preposition

Definition of syne (Entry 2 of 2)

Scotland
: since

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Synonyms & Antonyms for syne

Synonyms: Adverb

Antonyms: Adverb

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Examples of syne in a Sentence

Adverb a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson that begins with “From the bonny bells of heather / They brewed a drink long syne

First Known Use of syne

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Conjunction or preposition

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for syne

Adverb

Middle English (northern), probably contraction of Old English siththan since — more at since

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The first known use of syne was in the 14th century

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“Syne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syne. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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