z'n

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

z'n

  1. (possessive) Contracted form of zijn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This contracted form is seen chiefly in informal writing. Otherwise the full form zijn is written out even though the pronunciation is that of z’n.
  • However, the spelling z’n is used in formal writing in a few fixed expressions, such as met z’n + numeral, e.g. met z’n drieën (“involving a group of three people”).

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Jersey Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch sīn (originally a reflexive form), from Proto-Germanic *sīnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *seyno-, ultimately a form of the reflexive pronoun *swe.

Pronoun[edit]

z'n

  1. (possessive) his, its