ós

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Catalan[edit]

l'ós bru

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ursus. Compare Spanish oso, Occitan ors, French ours.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ós m (plural óssos, feminine óssa)

  1. bear (mammal)

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From contraction of preposition a (to, towards) + masculine plural definite article os (the)

Contraction[edit]

ós m pl

  1. Alternative spelling of aos

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse *óss, from Proto-Germanic *ōsaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃éh₁os (mouth), cognate with Old English ōr, Latin ōs (mouth).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ós f (genitive singular óss, nominative plural ósar)

  1. estuary, mouth of the river

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Contraction of ó (since) + is (is).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ós

  1. since... is
    Ós breá an lá inniu, táimid ag dul go dtí an trá.
    Since it’s a fine day today, we’re going to the beach.
    ós eisean a rinne ésince he’s the one who did it
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Preposition[edit]

ós

  1. Alternative form of ó (used before plural article and before gach)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse *óss (river mouth) or Latin ōs, both from Proto-Indo-European *h₃éh₁os (mouth).

Noun[edit]

ós m (genitive singular óis, nominative plural óis)

  1. (poetic) mouth
Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • "ós" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 2 ós” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “ós” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.

Old Irish[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ós

  1. Alternative form of úas

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ós m pl

  1. Plural of noun ó.