ours

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English oures, attested since the 1300s. Equivalent to our +‎ -s (compare -'s); formed by analogy to his. Displaced ourn (from Middle English ouren, formed by analogy to mine, thine) in standard speech.[1]

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ours

  1. That which belongs to us; the possessive case of we, used without a following noun.

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  1. ^ ours” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ursus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ŕ̥tḱos (bear).

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Noun[edit]

ours m (plural ours, feminine ourse)

  1. bear (animal)
  2. masthead (list of a newspaper's main staff)

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

ours m (plural ours, feminine singular ourse, feminine plural ourses)

  1. bear (mammal)