See also: Hous and Hous.

Alemannic GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German hūs, from Old High German hūs, from Proto-Germanic *hūsą. Cognate with German Haus, Dutch huis, English house, Icelandic hús.

NounEdit

hous n

  1. (Issime) home

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English hūs, from Proto-West Germanic *hūs, from Proto-Germanic *hūsą.

Cognate with Dutch huis, German Low German Huus, German Haus, Danish hus, Faroese hús, Icelandic hús, Norwegian Bokmål hus, Norwegian Nynorsk hus, Swedish hus.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hous (plural hous or houses or housen)

  1. house, residence
  2. house of worship, temple
    • a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “2 Paralipomenon 6:29”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
      [] if ony of þi puple Iſrael biſechiþ, and knowiþ his veniaunce and ſikenesse, and if he ſpꝛediþ abꝛood hiſe hondis in þis hows []
      [] If any of your people Israel prays, and knows their destruction and disease, and spreads his hands to this temple []
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: house (see there for further descendants)
  • Scots: hoose
  • Yola: heouse, houze

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English ūs.

PronounEdit

hous

  1. (chiefly Southwest Midland dialect) Alternative form of us

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Frankish *hulis (holly).

NounEdit

hous m (plural houx)

  1. (botany) holly

DescendantsEdit