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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Ancient Greek νοῦς (noûs) or νόος (nóos, mind).

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NounEdit

nous (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) The mind or intellect, reason, both rational and emotional
  2. In Neoplatonism, the divine reason, regarded as first divine emanation.
  3. Common sense; practical intelligence.

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Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

nous

  1. masculine plural of nou (new)

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

nous

  1. plural of nou (nines)

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

nous

  1. plural of nou (nuts)

Etymology 4Edit

VerbEdit

nous

  1. second-person singular present indicative form of noure

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French nous, from Old French nous, nos, from Latin nōs, from Proto-Italic *nōs.

In several dialects of French, you may hear je instead of nous (j'allons instead of nous allons, je voyons instead of nous voyons etc.), this use was perceived as peasant-like and thus often mocked since the 15th century (for example by Molière). However this use survived and spread in various regions of the so-called domaine d'oïl (linguistic area starting above Auvergne where the oïl varieties of Romance developped from the 4th or 5th century). The regions of France where this use of je (from Latin ego "I") instead of nous, nos (from Latin nos, "we") was recorded are Normandy, Romance-speaking Brittany, Poitou and Anjou, Champagne, Ardennes, Bourgogne and Franche-Comté, Dauphiné, Berry, Touraine, Orléanais, Bourbonnais, Maine. See cognates in regional languages in France : Angevin je and nous, Bourbonnais-Berrichon je and nous, Bourguignon i and nous, Champenois ju and nous, Franc-Comtois i and nôs, Gallo je and nouz, Lorrain nos, Norman je and nos, Orléanais je and nous, Picard nos, Poitevin-Saintongeais jhe and nous, Tourangeau je and nous, Franco-Provençal nos, Occitan nosautres (Provençal nousautes), Catalan nosaltres, Corsican noi.

PronounEdit

nous

  1. The plural personal pronoun in the first person:
    1. (subject pronoun) we.
    2. (object pronoun) us, to us.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek νοῦς (noûs) or νόος (nóos, mind).

NounEdit

nous m (plural nous)

  1. The nous, (divine) reason in philosophy.

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French nous.

PronounEdit

nous

  1. we (subject pronoun)
  2. ourselves (reflexive pronoun)

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nōs.

PronounEdit

nous

  1. Alternative form of nos

PicardEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French nous.

PronounEdit

nous

  1. we