zion (plural zions)

  1. zayin, Hebrew letter ז.

  • IPA: /ˈzaɪ.ən/, /ˈzaɪˌɒn/
Proper noun
  1. A mountain in Israel on which Jerusalem is built.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, 2 Samuel 5:7 ↗:
      Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.
  2. Jerusalem.
  3. (by extension) The whole nation of Israel.
  4. A male given name of modern usage.
  5. A female given name
  • French: Sion
  • German: Zion
  • Portuguese: Sião
  • Russian: Сио́н
  • Spanish: Sion

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