ós

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Catalan[edit]

l'ós bru

Alternative forms[edit]

  • os (2016 spelling reform)

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]

Usage notes[edit]

The spelling ós was deprecated in the 2016 spelling reform. The old spelling can still be used for metalinguistic transcriptions, or when the intended meaning is not clear from the context. See Appendix:Catalan orthography.

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

Derived terms[edit]


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
Related terms[edit]

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]


Old Irish[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ós

  1. Alternative form of úas

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ós f

  1. genitive plural of osa
    Synonym: os

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ós m pl

  1. plural of ó