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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

z'n

  1. (possessive) Contracted form of zijn.

Usage notesEdit

  • This contracted form is seen chiefly in informal writing. Otherwise the full form zijn is written out even though the pronunciation is that of z’n.
  • However, the spelling z’n is used in formal writing in a few fixed expressions, such as met z’n drieën (“involving a group of three people”), or op z’n hoogst (“at most”). In these phrases, z’n does not have the meaning of an actual possessive adjective.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch sīn (originally a reflexive form), from Proto-Germanic *sīnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *seyno-, ultimately a form of the reflexive pronoun *swe.

PronounEdit

z'n

  1. (possessive) his, its
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