meu (plural meus)
From Old Catalan meu, from Latin meum. The feminine form was mia in Old Catalan, but this was extended to meva or meua by analogy with the masculine form. This happened because the -u was not understood as a masculine ending anymore, having been lost in nouns (unlike Spanish, Portuguese and Italian -o).
When preceding a noun, meu is always preceded by the appropriate definite article.
- (possessive) mine
- Catalan: meu
- First-person singular possessive pronoun.
- (São Paulo city) Draws attention to the speaker.
|masculine & neuter||feminine||masculine||feminine & neuter|
|(al) meu||(a) mea||(ai) mei||(ale) mele|
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