us

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Etymology 1

From Middle English us, from Old English ūs (us, dative personal pronoun), from Proto-Germanic *uns (us), from Proto-Indo-European *ne-, *nō-, *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 nōs (we, us).

Pronunciation

Pronoun

us

  1. (personal) Me and at least one other person; the objective case of we.
  2. (colloquial) Me.
    Give us a look at your paper.
    Give us your wallet!
Quotations
  • 1611King 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...
Translations
See also

Determiner

us

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

Etymology 2

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

Symbol

us

  1. (deprecated use of |lang= parameter) Alternative spelling of µs

Etymology 3

Noun

us

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.

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Catalan

Pronunciation

Pronoun

us (proclitic and contracted enclitic, enclitic vos)

  1. you (plural, direct or indirect object)

Declension


French

Etymology

From Old French us, from Latin ūsus.

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

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Gothic

Romanization

us


Middle Low German

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ûs or us

  1. (personal pronoun, dative, accusative) .
  2. (possesive pronoun) .

Declension

Possesive pronoun:


Norman

Etymology

Old French uis.

Noun

us m (plural us)

  1. door

Old English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ūs (personal pronoun)

  1. us: accusative or dative plural form of

Old French

Etymology

From Latin usus.

Noun

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

  1. tradition or custom

Old Frisian

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *uns, *unsiz.

Pronoun

ūs

  1. Template:ofs-nom form of

Declension

Descendants

  • West Frisian: ús

Turkish

Noun

us (definite accusative usa, plural uslar)

Derived terms


Tz'utujil

Noun

us

  1. fly (insect)

Volapük

Adverb

us

  1. there

West Frisian

Pronoun

us