one's

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

one +‎ -'s.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /wʌns/, /wʌnz/
  • (file)
  • one and once are pronounced differently from the related words alone, only and atone. Stressed vowels often become diphthongs over time (Latin bona → Italian buona and Spanish buena), and this happened in the late Middle Ages to the words one and once, first recorded ca 1400: the vowel underwent some changes, from ōn → ōōōn → wōn → wōōn → wŏŏn → wŭn.

Pronoun[edit]

one's

  1. Belonging to one.

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