's

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Catalan[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

’s

  1. Contraction of se.

Declension[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A clitic form of des, the genitive of the masculine and neuter singular articles de and het.

Prefix[edit]

’s

  1. Used in ’s ochtends, ’s morgens, ’s middags, ’s avonds, ’s nachts, ’s zomers, and ’s winters.
  2. Used in place names such as ’s-Gravenhage and ’s-Hertogenbosch.
  3. Used to construct the following kind of noun phrase: ’s werelds + {superlative_adjective} + {noun}
    ’s werelds beste reisbestemming — the world’s best travel destination
    ’s werelds mooiste zeereis — the world’s most beautiful sea voyage

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

's

  1. Short for eens.

German[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

’s

  1. (chiefly informal or poetic) Contraction of es.

Suffix[edit]

’s

  1. Used to form the genitive of proper names when -s alone poses the risk of confusion.
    Andrea → Andrea's (to avoid confusion with the name Andreas).
  2. (proscribed) Nonstandard form of -s.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Verb[edit]

’s

  1. Shortened form of is.

Derived terms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

’s

  1. Shortened form of is.
  2. Shortened form of agus.