syne as in Burns' poem "Auld Lang Syne" (1788) is recorded from c.1300, Scot. form of SINCE (Cf. since) (q.v.), without the adverbial genitive inflection.

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  • Syne — Syne, adv. [See {Since}.] 1. Afterwards; since; ago. [Obs. or Scot.] R. of Brunne. [1913 Webster] 2. Late, as opposed to soon. [1913 Webster] [Each rogue] shall be discovered either soon or syne. W. Hamilton (Life of Wallace). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Syne — Syne, conj. Since; seeing. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Syne — Syne, bei den Mohren der zehnte Monat des Jahres, welcher den 26. Mai des Julianischen Kalenders begann …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • syne — [sīn] Scot. adv. [Scot < ME sithen: see SINCE] since; ago conj., prep. since …   English World dictionary

  • Syne — Lionel Syne (* 18. Mai 1976 in Stavelot) ist ein belgischer Straßenradrennfahrer. Lionel Syne gewann 2002 zwei Etappen bei der Tour du Faso. Im nächsten Jahr fuhr er für das Webcor Cycling Team, wo er jeweils Dritter beim Merced Downtown… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Syne — This interesting surname with variant spellings Syne, Sine, Sign, Signe, Siene, etc. is a dialectal variant of the locational name Signet in Oxfordshire, deriving from the Old English pre 7th Century senget meaning a place cleared by burning .… …   Surnames reference

  • syne — sin·syne; syne; …   English syllables

  • syne — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English (northern), probably contraction of Old English siththan since more at since Date: 14th century chiefly Scottish since then ; ago II. conjunction or preposition Date: 14th century Scottish since …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • syne — /suyn/, adv., prep., conj. Scot. and North Eng. since. [1300 50; ME (north) seine, syn, contraction of sethen since; see SITH] * * * …   Universalium

  • syne — [sʌɪn] adverb Scottish ago. Origin ME: contr. of dialect sithen ever since …   English new terms dictionary

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