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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
Zion or Sion
3. The collective term for the Jewish people.
4. The religious and cultural practices and beliefs of Judaism.
5. A reference to the nation of Israel, especially in a historical or religious context.
From Old English Sion, from Latin Sion, from Greek Seion, from Hebrew Siyon. Historically, Zion refers to one of the hills on which Jerusalem was built thus holding significant religious and cultural importance in Judaism. Earliest documented use: c. 450 CE.
“I’d say: Pain -- whether our own pain, or learning of someone else’s -- is a Zion. It’s the place our wisest teacher lives.”
Natashia Deon; Lessons in Our Painful History; Los Angeles Times; Nov 2, 2021.
See more usage examples of Zion in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:He who, when called upon to speak a disagreeable truth, tells it boldly and has done, is both bolder and milder than he who nibbles in a low voice and never ceases nibbling. -Johann Kaspar Lavater, poet, writer, philosopher (15 Nov 1741-1801)