oure

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English ūre, from Proto-West Germanic *unsar, from Proto-Germanic *unseraz. Compare Middle Dutch onse and Middle High German unser.

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oure (nominative pronoun we)

  1. 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[1], London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1867, OCLC 150454844, 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 []
  2. my, mine (This is equivalent to Modern English "royal we", but is also used informally).
Descendants[edit]
  • English: our
  • Scots: oor, wir
  • Yola: oor, our, oore
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English ūr (aurochs), from Proto-Germanic *ūraz.

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oure

  1. (rare) aurochs
Descendants[edit]
  • English: owre (obsolete)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

oure

  1. Alternative form of houre

Etymology 4[edit]

Determiner[edit]

oure

  1. Alternative form of your