hous

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See also: Hous and Hous.

Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German hūs, from Old High German hūs, from Proto-Germanic *hūsą. Cognate with German Haus, Dutch huis, English house, Icelandic hús.

Noun[edit]

hous n

  1. (Issime) home

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “hous” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English hūs, from Proto-Germanic *hūsą. Cognate with Dutch huis, German Low German Huus, German Haus, Danish hus, Faroese hús, Icelandic hús, Norwegian Bokmål hus, Norwegian Nynorsk hus, Swedish hus.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hous (plural hous or houses or housen)

  1. house, residence
  2. house of worship, temple
    • a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “2 Paralipomenon 6:29”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
      [] if ony of þi puple Iſrael biſechiþ, and knowiþ his veniaunce and ſikenesse, and if he ſpꝛediþ abꝛood hiſe hondis in þis hows []
      [] If any of your people Israel prays, and knows their destruction and disease, and spreads his hands to this temple []
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: house
    • Nigerian Pidgin: haus
    • Tok Pisin: haus
    • Sranan Tongo: oso
  • Scots: hoose
  • Yola: heouse, houze

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English ūs.

Pronoun[edit]

hous

  1. (chiefly Southwest Midland dialect) Alternative form of us

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Frankish *hulis (holly).

Noun[edit]

hous m (plural houx)

  1. (botany) holly

Descendants[edit]