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See also: -ons

AfrikaansEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch ons.

PronounEdit

ons

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

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch ons, inflected onze.

Alternative formsEdit

DeterminerEdit

ons

  1. our

See alsoEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronounEdit

ons (personal)

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

Etymology 2Edit

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

DeterminerEdit

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

  1. our
    Geef ons heden ons dagelijks brood — Give us our daily bread.
DeclensionEdit


Etymology 3Edit

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NounEdit

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

  1. metric ounce (100 grams)
Usage notesEdit

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.


SwedishEdit

NounEdit

ons

  1. indefinite genitive plural of o

TurkishEdit

NounEdit

ons

  1. ounce

VolapükEdit

PronounEdit

ons

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