Ons
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Ons
See also: öns, -ons, and Ons

Afrikaans

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Dutch ons, from Middle Dutch ons, from Old Dutch uns, from Proto-Germanic *uns, *unsiz.

Pronoun

ons

  1. we (subject)
  2. us (object)

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Etymology 2

From Dutch ons, inflected onze, from Middle Dutch onse, from Old Dutch *unsa, from Proto-Germanic *unseraz.

Alternative forms

Determiner

ons

  1. our
    • 1921, C.J. Langenhoven (lyrics), M.L. de Villiers (music), "Die Stem van Suid-Afrika", South Africa:
      Ruis die stem van ons geliefde, van ons land Suid-Afrika.
      Rises the voice of our beloved, of our country South Africa.

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Etymology 3

From Dutch ons, from Middle Dutch unce, from Latin uncia.

Noun

ons

  1. ounce (unit of measurement)

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /?ns/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -?ns

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch ons, from Old Dutch uns, from Proto-Germanic *uns, *unsiz.

Pronoun

ons (personal)

  1. us (objective form of wij or we)
    Geef ons heden ons dagelijks brood.
    Give us today our daily bread.

Etymology 2

From Old Dutch *unsa, from Proto-Germanic *unseraz.

Determiner

ons (dependent possessive, independent possessive onze, inflected form onze)

  1. our (neuter)
    Geef ons heden ons dagelijks brood. - Give us our daily bread
Inflection


Usage notes

Only used with singular neuter nouns in dependent clauses; onze is used in all other situations as an independent possessive as well as with male and female nouns.

Etymology 3

From Middle Dutch unce (1240), borrowed from Latin uncia (a twelfth of a pound) probably via Old French once. [1]

Noun

ons n (plural onsen or onzen, diminutive onsje n)

  1. metric ounce (100 grams)
Usage notes

Prior to the law of 1820 that introduced the metric system in what then united both the Netherlands and Belgium a variety of measures ranging around ca 30 grams were known by this name. The law of 1820 attributed the name to the hectogram of 100 grams. In 1937 the IJkwet of the Netherlands officially abolished the term, but it is still commonly used.

Synonyms

Middle Dutch

Pronoun

ons

  1. accusative/dative of wi

Middle English

Adverb

ons

  1. Alternative form of ones

Swedish

Noun

ons

  1. indefinite genitive plural of o

Anagrams


Turkish

Noun

ons

  1. ounce

Volapük

Pronoun

ons

  1. (nominative plural of on) they (neuter or of mixed or unspecified gender)

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