oss

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See also: OSS, òss, and öss

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse oss.

Pronoun[edit]

oss

  1. accusative and dative form of the word vér.
    Þetta kemur við oss ekki.
    This does not affect us.

Declension[edit]

Icelandic honourific pronouns
plural first person second person
nominative vér þér
accusative oss yður
dative oss yður
genitive vor yðar

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

oss

  1. us
  2. (reflexive) ourselves

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

oss

  1. objective case of me
  2. objective case of vi
  3. (reflexive) ourselves

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Sursilvan) ies
  • (Surmiran) òss
  • (Puter, Vallader) öss

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ossum, from os.

Noun[edit]

oss m

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) bone

Noun[edit]

oss m (plural ossa)

  1. (Sutsilvan) bone

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

oss

  1. us (objective case)
    Såg du oss där?
    Did you see us there?
  2. reflexive case of vi; compare ourselves
    Vi skulle vilja lära oss jonglera.
    We would like to learn how to juggle.

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Usage notes[edit]

Note that some verbs have special senses when used reflexively. For example, do not confuse vi lär oss att... ("we learn to...") [reflexive] while de lär oss att... ("they teach us to...") and vi lär oss själva att... ("we teach ourselves to..."). Here, lär means teach(es) if it is not reflexive, but learn(s) if it is reflexive. Hence the need for the separate pronoun "oss själva" to be used when object and subject agree, but the verb nevertheless should not be used in the reflexive case.

Declension[edit]