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's

CatalanEdit

PronounEdit

’s

  1. Contraction of se.

DeclensionEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

A clitic form of des, the genitive of the masculine and neuter singular articles de and het.

PrefixEdit

’s

  1. Used in ’s ochtends, ’s morgens, ’s middags, ’s avonds, ’s nachts, ’s zomers, and ’s winters.
  2. Used in place names such as ’s-Gravenhage and ’s-Hertogenbosch.
  3. Used to construct the following kind of noun phrase: ’s werelds + {superlative_adjective} + {noun}
    ’s werelds beste reisbestemming — the world’s best travel destination
    ’s werelds mooiste zeereis — the world’s most beautiful sea voyage

Etymology 2Edit

AdverbEdit

's

  1. Short for eens.

GermanEdit

PronounEdit

’s

  1. (chiefly informal or poetic) Contraction of es.

SuffixEdit

’s

  1. Used to form the genitive of proper names when -s alone poses the risk of confusion.
    Andrea → Andrea's (to avoid confusion with the name Andreas).
  2. (proscribed) Nonstandard form of -s.

IrishEdit

ConjunctionEdit

’s

  1. Contraction of is (and).

ParticleEdit

’s

  1. Contraction of is (is).

Scottish GaelicEdit

VerbEdit

’s

  1. Shortened form of is.

Derived termsEdit

ConjunctionEdit

’s

  1. Shortened form of is.
  2. Shortened form of agus.