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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch onze (our), but probably later reinterpreted as ons se, to which attests the pronoun form ons s’n (“ours”), as well as dialectal Afrikaans julle se (“your”) and hulle se (“their”)

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DeterminerEdit

onse

  1. (dialectal, otherwise archaic) Alternative form of ons: first-person plural possessive determiner.

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

onse

  1. our
    • 1249, Schepenbrief van Bochoute, Velzeke, eastern Flanders:
      Descepenen van bochouta quedden alle degene die dese lettren sien selen i(n) onsen here.
      The aldermen of Bochoute address all who will see this letter by our lord.

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