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Такође погледајте: Soon, sōon, söon, so-on, и ŝo-on



Од Средњи Енглески soone, sone

, од Стари Енглески sōna (immediately, at once), од Пра-Германски *sēna, *sēnô (immediately, soon, then)

, од *sa (demonstrative pronoun)

, од Пра-Индо-Европски *só (demonstrative pronoun). Cognate са Шкотски sone, sune

, schone (soon, quickly, at once)

, Севернофризски san (immediately, at once), dialectal Холандски zaan (soon, before long), Middle Low German sân (right afterwards, soon), Middle High German sān, son (soon, then)

, Old High German sār (immediately, soon). Compare са Готски 𐍃𐌿𐌽𐍃 (suns, immediately, soon), од Пра-Германски *suniz (soon).



soon (comparative sooner, superlative soonest)

  1. Short in length of time from the present.
    I need the soonest date you have available.
  2. (US, dialect) early
    • 1992, W. H. Andrews: A Paul Green Reader, p 129:
      Late in the evening we arrived at Quincy where we bivouacked for the night and taken a soon start the next morning to march to the arsenal.
    • 1997, Dorothy Stanaland Samuel, ‎Taliaferro Leslie Samuel: The Samuell/Samuel Families of Tidewater Virginia, p 148:
      Got up pretty early, ate a soon breakfast, had the sulky and was about to start to Newtown when it commenced raining..
    • 2000, Laurence G. Avery: A Paul Green Reader, p 220:
      They were different from colored folks who had to be out to get a soon start.


soon (comparative sooner, superlative soonest)

  1. (obsolete) Immediately, instantly.
  2. Within a short time; quickly.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 5, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Then everybody once more knelt, and soon the blessing was pronounced. The choir and the clergy trooped out slowly, [] , down the nave to the western door. [] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.
    • 2014 април 21, “Subtle effects”, in The Economist, volume 411, number 8884:
      Manganism has been known about since the 19th century, when miners exposed to ores containing manganese [] began to totter, slur their speech and behave like someone inebriated. The poisoning was irreversible, and soon ended in psychosis and death.
  3. (now dialectal) Early.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Exodus 2:18,[1]
      How is it that ye are come so soon to day?
    • 1937, Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, University of Illinois Press, 1978, Chapter 6, p. 87,[2]
      “Been huntin’ fuh mah mule. Anybody seen ’im?” he asked.
      “Seen ’im soon dis mornin’ over behind de school-house,” Lum said. “’’Bout ten o’clock or so. He musta been out all night tuh be way over dere dat early.”
  4. Readily; willingly; used with would, or some other word expressing will.
    • Шаблон:rfdatek
      I would as soon see a river winding through woods or in meadows, as when it is tossed up in so many whimsical figures at Versailles.

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