nós

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Asturian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nōs.

Pronoun[edit]

nós

  1. we

Synonyms[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nōs (we; us), from Proto-Italic *nōs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nós

  1. (archaic) we
    Synonym: nosaltres
  2. we (majestic)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The spelling nós 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.


Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese nos, from Latin nōs (we; us), from Proto-Italic *nōs.

Pronoun[edit]

nós (accusative nos, dative nos)

  1. we, us
    Synonyms: nosoutros, nosoutras

Indo-Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese nós (we), from Old Portuguese nos, from Latin nōs (we; us).

Pronoun[edit]

nós

  1. we (first-person plural personal pronoun)
    • 1883, Hugo Schuchardt, Kreolische Studien, volume 3:
      Trasê tamêm um vaquinh bem gord e matá par nós comê e par nós regalá:
      Bring also a small and very fat cow and kill (it) for us to eat and for us to feast on:

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish nós (custom, tradition, precedent), from a Brythonic language (compare Welsh naws (nature, disposition)).

Noun[edit]

nós m (genitive singular nóis, nominative plural nósanna)

  1. custom
  2. manner, style
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
  • ar aon nós (at any rate)
  • ardnósach (highbrow, adjective)
  • ardnós m (grandeur, hauteur; formality, snobbery, starch)
  • ar nós (in the style or manner of)
  • bun-nós m (original, established, custom)
  • dea-nós m (good custom, good habit)
  • nósmhar, nósúil (customary; formal, conventional, adjective)
  • sean-nós m (traditional style)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish nós m (fame, renown, reputation).

Noun[edit]

nós m (genitive singular nóis)

  1. (literary) fame, renown
Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Mirandese[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nós

  1. we (the first-person plural pronoun)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese nos, from Latin nōs (we; us), from Proto-Italic *nōs.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (Brazil including São Paulo) /ˈnɔ(j)s/, [ˈnɔ(ɪ̯)s]
    • IPA(key): (Rio) /ˈnɔ(j)ʃ/, [ˈnɔ(ɪ̯)ʃ]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈnɔʃ/, [ˈnɔʃ]

Pronoun[edit]

nós

  1. first-person plural nominative personal pronoun: we
    Nós estamos aqui.
    We are here.
    Synonyms: (more informal) a gente, (obsolete) nós outros
  2. first-person plural prepositional pronoun: us
    Os pássaros voaram até nós.
    The birds flew towards us.
  3. (Brazil, colloquial, proscribed) first-person plural objective personal pronoun; us
    Ele bateu em nós!
    He hit us!
Usage notes[edit]

When the clause features a verb in its first-person plural form, the nominative pronoun nós may be dropped.

The following contraction is usually mandatory in standard usage, but optional when mesmos (ourselves) is used for emphasis:

Brazilian speakers who use this pronoun colloquially (instead of a gente) may not make the contraction and use com nós instead. They might also use nós with third-person singular verbs. Such usages are highly proscribed but common.

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:nós.

See also[edit]

Portuguese personal pronouns (edit)
Number Person Nominative
(subject)
Accusative
(direct object)
Dative
(indirect object)
Prepositional Prepositional
with com
Non-declining
m f m f m and f m f m f m f
Singular First eu me mim comigo
Second tu te ti contigo você
o senhor a senhora
Third ele ela o
(lo, no)
a
(la, na)
lhe ele ela com ele com ela o mesmo a mesma
se si consigo
Plural First nós nos nós connosco (Portugal)
conosco (Brazil)
a gente
Second vós vos vós convosco, com vós vocês
os senhores as senhoras
Third eles elas os
(los, nos)
as
(las, nas)
lhes eles elas com eles com elas os mesmos as mesmas
se si consigo
Indefinite se si consigo

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of (knot).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nós m

  1. plural of .
Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:nó.


Upper Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *nosъ, from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂s.

Noun[edit]

nós

  1. nose