See also: zn, ZN, Zn, zN, zn., and -źń

Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /zən/
  • (file)

Determiner edit


  1. (possessive) Contracted form of zijn.

Usage notes edit

  • 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.

Inflection edit

Jersey Dutch edit

Etymology edit

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.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit


  1. (possessive) his, its