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From Old English ūre, from Proto-West Germanic *unsar, from Proto-Germanic *unseraz. Compare Middle Dutch onse and Middle High German unser.
- our, ouer, ouwer, houre, hour, oyur, ouȝr, owre, ure, ur, urre, urr, hure, hur, wre, wr, vure, vur, ore, hore, ura
oure (nominative we)
- First-person plural genitive determiner: our
- c. 1335-1361, William of Palerne (MS. King's College 13), folio 6, recto, lines 198-199; republished as W. W. Skeat, editor, The Romance of William of Palerne, London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1867, →OCLC, page 12:
- Hit tidde after on a time · as tellus our bokes / as þis bold barn his beſtes · blybeliche keped […]
- Afterwards, as our books record, it happened one day that / while this brave child was peacefully looking after his animals […]
- my, mine (This is equivalent to Modern English "royal we", but is also used informally).
oure (nominative we)
Middle English personal pronouns
|singular||1st-person||I, ich, ik||me||min
1Used preconsonantally or before h.
2Early or dialectal.
3Dual pronouns are only sporadically found in Early Middle English; after that, they are replaced by plural forms. There are no third-person dual forms in Middle English.
4Sometimes used as a formal 2nd-person singular.
- “ǒure, pron.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-23.
From Old English ūr (“aurochs”), from Proto-West Germanic *ūr, from Proto-Germanic *ūraz.
- “ǒure, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-23.
- Alternative form of houre
- Alternative form of ore (“ore”)
- Alternative form of your
- Alternative form of oor
- 1867, CONGRATULATORY ADDRESS IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, line 6:
- an na plaine garbe o' oure yola talke,
- and in the simple dress of our old dialect,
- Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 114
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