Etymology
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Zion

late Old English Sion, from Greek Seon, from Hebrew Tsiyon, name of a Canaanite hill fortress in Jerusalem captured by David and called in the Bible "City of David." It became the center of Jewish life and worship.

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Definitions of Zion

Zion (n.)
originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites); above it was built a temple and later the name extended to the whole hill; finally it became a synonym for the city of Jerusalem;
Synonyms: Sion
Zion (n.)
Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine;
Synonyms: Israel / State of Israel / Yisrael / Sion
Zion (n.)
an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal;
Synonyms: Utopia / Sion
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