oss

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See also: OSS, OSs, óss, òss, öss, -ošs, and -ôs

Translingual[edit]

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oss

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for Ossetian.

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

oss (plural osses)

  1. Alternative spelling of 'oss.

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse oss.

Pronoun[edit]

oss

  1. accusative and dative form of the word vér.
    Þetta kemur oss ekki við.
    This does not affect us.

Declension[edit]

Icelandic honorific pronouns
plural first person second person
nominative vér þér
accusative oss yður
dative oss yður
genitive vor yðar

Lombard[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to osso, from Latin os.

Noun[edit]

oss

  1. bone

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

oss

  1. us
  2. (reflexive; also oss selv) ourselves

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse accusative and dative oss of vér, from Proto-Germanic accusative *uns, from Proto-Indo-European *n̥smé.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

oss

  1. (personal) us; me and at least one other person; objective case of me and vi
  2. (reflexive) ourselves
  3. (dialectal, Gudbrandsdal, Romsdal, personal) we
    • 1770, Storm, Edvard, “Guten aa Jenta paa Fjøshjellen”, in Den fyrste morgonblånen, Oslo: Novus, published 1990, page 233:
      Dæmæ venda os aat Bygden
      thus we turn towards the village

References[edit]

  • “oss”, in Norsk Ordbok: ordbok over det norske folkemålet og det nynorske skriftmålet, Oslo: Samlaget, 1950-2016

Old Norse[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

oss

  1. accusative of vér
  2. dative of vér

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ossum, popular variant of os.

Noun[edit]

oss m

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) bone

Noun[edit]

oss m (plural ossa)

  1. (Sutsilvan) bone

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse oss, from Proto-Germanic *uns, from Proto-Indo-European *n̥smé.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔs/
  • (file)

Pronoun[edit]

oss

  1. us (objective case)
    Såg du oss där?
    Did you see us there?
  2. reflexive case of vi; compare ourselves
    Vi skulle vilja lära oss jonglera.
    We would like to learn how to juggle.

Usage notes[edit]

Note that some verbs have special senses when used reflexively. For example, do not confuse vi lär oss att... ("we learn to...") [reflexive] with de lär oss att... ("they teach us to...") and vi lär oss själva att... ("we teach ourselves to..."). Here, lär means teach(es) if it is not reflexive, but learn(s) if it is reflexive. Hence the need for the separate pronoun "oss själva" to be used when object and subject agree, but the verb nevertheless should not be used in the reflexive case.

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Võro[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *oksa.

Noun[edit]

oss (genitive ossa, partitive ossa)

  1. branch

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.