ons

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Afrikaans[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch ons.

Pronoun[edit]

ons

  1. we (subject)
  2. us (object)

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch ons, inflected onze.

Alternative forms[edit]

Determiner[edit]

ons

  1. our

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch ons, from Old Dutch uns, from Proto-Germanic *uns, *unsiz.

Pronoun[edit]

ons (personal)

  1. us (objective form of wij or we)
    Geef ons heden ons dagelijks brood — Give '(US)' our daily bread.

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Determiner[edit]

ons (dependent possessive, independent possessive onze, inflected form onze)

  1. our
    Geef ons heden ons dagelijks brood — Give us our daily bread.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ons n (plural onsen or onzen, diminutive onsje n)

  1. metric ounce (100 grams)
Usage notes[edit]

Prior to the law of 1820 that introduced the metric system in what then united both the Netherlands and Belgium a variety of measures ranging around ca 30 grams were known by this name. The law of 1820 attributed the name to the hectogram of 100 grams. In 1937 the IJkwet of the Netherlands officially abolished the term, but it is still commonly used.

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ons

  1. indefinite genitive plural of o

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ons

  1. ounce

Volapük[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ons

  1. (nominative plural of on) they (neuter or of mixed or unspecified gender)