Words and Phrases
syne

“syne”

Meaning:

  • then; afterwards; next
  • ago
  • since

In Literature:

Excerpt from The Tale of the Butter Horn by Matthew Meek

which made them cock and wag their tail,
and syne to lick began in haste
delighted wi’ the pleasant taste

Excerpt from The Weaver's Triumph by Robert Huddleston

He hemmed and he ha’d and he swore it was shameless;
syne oot wi’ his snoot-cloot and dighted his nose

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