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Etymology 1

From Middle English us, from Old English ?s ("us", dative personal pronoun), from Proto-Germanic *uns ("us"), from Proto-Indo-European *ne-, *n?-, *n-ge-, *n-sme- ("us"). Cognate with West Frisian us, ús ("us"), Low German us ("us"), Dutch ons ("us"), German uns ("us"), Danish os ("us"), Latin n?s ("we, us").

Pronunciation

  • (stressed) enPR: ?s, IPA(key): /?s/, IPA(key): /?z/
  • (unstressed) (US) IPA(key): /?s/, (UK) IPA(key): /?s/, /?z/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -?s

Pronoun

us

  1. (personal) Me and at least one other person; the objective case of we.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Luke 1:1:
      Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us...
  2. (colloquial) Me.
    Give us a look at your paper.
    Give us your wallet!
  3. (Northern England) Our.
    We'll have to throw us food out.
Alternative forms
Translations
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Determiner

us

  1. The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person.
    It's not good enough for us teachers.
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Etymology 2

Derived from the similarity between the letter u and the Greek letter µ.

Symbol

us

  1. Alternative spelling of µs: microsecond
    • 2002, Peter Spasov, Microcontroller Technology, the 68HC11, p. 489:
      ;wait 500 us
    • 2012, Peter Feiler and David Gluch, Model-Based Engineering with AADL:
      The standard units are ns (nanoseconds), us (microseconds), ms (milliseconds), sec (seconds), min (minutes), and hr (hours).
    • 2014, Michael Corey, ?Jeff Szastak, ?and Michael Webster, Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right, p. 198:
      Because the flash devices are local to the server, the latencies can be microseconds (us) instead of milliseconds (ms) and eliminate some traffic that would normally have gone over the storage network.

Etymology 3

Noun

us

  1. plural of u
Usage notes
  • There is some difference of opinion regarding the use of apostrophes in the pluralization of references to letters as symbols. New Fowler's Modern English Usage, after noting that the usage has changed, states on page 602 that "after letters an apostrophe is obligatory." The 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style states in paragraph 7.16, "To avoid confusion, lowercase letters ... form the plural with an apostrophe and an s". The Oxford Style Manual on page 116 advocates the use of common sense.

Anagrams


Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan us, from Latin ?sus.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

us (proclitic and contracted enclitic, enclitic vos)

  1. you (plural, direct or indirect object)
  2. Contraction of vos.

Declension


French

Etymology

From Old French us, from Latin ?sus.

Pronunciation

Noun

us m pl (plural only)

  1. (plural only) mores; traditional practices or manners

Usage notes

Only used in Modern French as us et coutumes ("mores and customs"). Also see the etymologically related usage.

Further reading

Anagrams


Gothic

Romanization

us

  1. Romanization of

Middle English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old English ?s ("us", dative personal pronoun), from Proto-Germanic *uns ("us"), from Proto-Indo-European *ne-, *n?-, *n-ge-, *n-sme- ("us").

Pronoun

us (nominative we)

  1. First-person plural accusative pronoun: us.
  2. (reflexive) ourselves.
  3. (reciprocal) each other.

Synonyms

Descendants

  • English: us

References


Middle Low German

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ûs or us

  1. (personal pronoun, dative, accusative) Alternative form of uns.
  2. (possesive pronoun) Alternative form of uns.

Declension

Possesive pronoun:


Norman

Etymology

From Old French uis, from Latin ostium.

Noun

us m (plural us)

  1. door

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *uns, from Proto-Indo-European *n?s, *nes. Cognates include Old Frisian ?s (West Frisian ús), Old Saxon ?s (Low German os, ons), Dutch ons, Old High German uns (German uns), Old Norse oss (Swedish oss), Gothic (uns). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin nos.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

?s

  1. accusative/dative of w?: (to) us

Old French

Etymology

From Latin ?sus.

Noun

us m (oblique plural us, nominative singular us, nominative plural us)

  1. tradition or custom

Descendants

  • French: us

Old Frisian

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *uns, *unsiz.

Pronoun

?s

  1. accusative/dative of w?

Inflection

Descendants

  • West Frisian: ús

Turkish

Noun

us (definite accusative usa, plural uslar)

  1. Synonym of ak?l

Derived terms


Tz'utujil

Noun

us

  1. fly (insect)

Volapük

Adverb

us

  1. there

West Frisian

Pronoun

us

  1. object of wy

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