syne


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Related to syne: auld lang syne

syne

 (sīn) Scots
adv.
1. Before now; ago.
2. Afterward; since then; since.
3. Thereupon; next.
conj.
Since.
prep.
Since.

[Scots, from Middle English sitthen, from Old English siththan.]

syne

(səɪn) or

syn

adv, prep, conj
a Scot word for since
[C14: probably related to Old English sīth since]

syne

(səɪn) or

synd

vb
(tr) to rinse; wash out
n
a rinse
[C14: of uncertain origin]

syne

(saɪn)

adv., prep., conj. Chiefly Scot.
since.
[1300–50; Middle English (north) seine, syn, contraction of sethen, sithen since]

syne


Past participle: syned
Gerund: syning

Imperative
syne
syne
Present
I syne
you syne
he/she/it synes
we syne
you syne
they syne
Preterite
I syned
you syned
he/she/it syned
we syned
you syned
they syned
Present Continuous
I am syning
you are syning
he/she/it is syning
we are syning
you are syning
they are syning
Present Perfect
I have syned
you have syned
he/she/it has syned
we have syned
you have syned
they have syned
Past Continuous
I was syning
you were syning
he/she/it was syning
we were syning
you were syning
they were syning
Past Perfect
I had syned
you had syned
he/she/it had syned
we had syned
you had syned
they had syned
Future
I will syne
you will syne
he/she/it will syne
we will syne
you will syne
they will syne
Future Perfect
I will have syned
you will have syned
he/she/it will have syned
we will have syned
you will have syned
they will have syned
Future Continuous
I will be syning
you will be syning
he/she/it will be syning
we will be syning
you will be syning
they will be syning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been syning
you have been syning
he/she/it has been syning
we have been syning
you have been syning
they have been syning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been syning
you will have been syning
he/she/it will have been syning
we will have been syning
you will have been syning
they will have been syning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been syning
you had been syning
he/she/it had been syning
we had been syning
you had been syning
they had been syning
Conditional
I would syne
you would syne
he/she/it would syne
we would syne
you would syne
they would syne
Past Conditional
I would have syned
you would have syned
he/she/it would have syned
we would have syned
you would have syned
they would have syned
References in classic literature ?
She wore her hair now in an enormous pompador and had discarded the blue ribbon bows of auld lang syne, but her face was as freckled, her nose as snubbed, and her mouth and smiles as wide as ever.
Riach, with a dreadful voice, "ye should have interfered long syne.
I fear you are out at elbows; but we must see to that for auld lang syne, as once we sang at suppers.
Half-past nine struck in the middle of the performance of "Auld Lang Syne," a most obstreperous proceeding, during which there was an immense amount of standing with one foot on the table, knocking mugs together and shaking hands, without which accompaniments it seems impossible for the youths of Britain to take part in that famous old song.
And you needn't Mr Venus be your black bottle, For surely I'll be mine, And we'll take a glass with a slice of lemon in it to which you're partial, For auld lang syne.
THE first new Parliament in Scotland for 365 years opened yesterday to the strains of Auld Lang Syne.
THE time of auld lang syne and midnight chimes is nearly here when we'll cheer in 2004.
THOUSANDS of hardy swimmers syne THTHOUOUSASANDNDS of hardy swiwimme welcomed 2013 with a dip in the icy sea - many in fancy dress.
The Parliament's main chamber echoed to Auld Lang Syne in a surprise chorus led by singer Eddi Reader.