lang syne
I. adverb Etymology: Middle English (Scots), from lang long + syne since Date: 15th century chiefly Scottish at a distant time in the past II. noun Date: 1694 chiefly Scottish times past <
should auld acquaintance be forgot, and days o' auld lang syne — Robert Burns

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  • lang|syne — lang syne, or lang|syne «LANG SYN, ZYN», adverb, noun. Scottish. –adv. long since; long ago: »... this south east corner of Scotland, full of memories of men on the march and battles fought lang syne (London Times). –n. a time long ago,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lang syne — c.1500, Scottish variant of long since; popularized in Burns song, 1788 …   Etymology dictionary

  • lang syne — adv. & n. Sc. adv. in the distant past. n. the old days (cf. AULD LANG SYNE). Etymology: = long since * * * adverb of the distant or comparatively distant past We met once long ago they long ago forsook their nomadic life left for work long ago… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lang syne — adverb long ago Our selves have died lang syne, and we …   Wiktionary

  • lang syne — Synonyms and related words: auld lang syne, days beyond recall, days of old, days of yore, early times, eld, foretime, good old times, long ago, old days, old story, old times, olden times, same old story, the olden time, times of old, times of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lang-syne — I. ad. [Scotch.] Long since, long ago. II. n. The good old time, past times, days gone by, days of yore …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • lang syne Scottish — [laŋ sʌɪn] archaic adverb long ago. noun times gone by. Origin C16: from lang, Scots var. of long1 + syne …   English new terms dictionary

  • Auld Lang Syne — For other uses, see Auld Lang Syne (disambiguation). Auld Lang Syne (Scots pronunciation: [ˈɔːld lɑŋˈsəin]: note s rather than z )[1] is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788[2][3] and set to the tune of a traditional folk song (Roud… …   Wikipedia

  • Auld Lang Syne — ([ˈɔːld lɑŋˈsəin], рус. Старое доброе время) шотландская песня на стихи Роберта Бёрнса, написанная в 1788 году. [1] Известна во многих странах, особенно англоязычных, и чаще всего поётся при встрече Нового года, сразу после полуночи. Содержание 1 …   Википедия

  • Auld Lang Syne — Frank C. Stanley, 1910 Auld Lang Syne (Scots, auf Englisch wörtlich „old long since“, sinngemäße Ü …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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