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Webster 1913 Edition


Oss

Oss

,
Verb.
I.
[See
Osse
,
Noun.
]
To prophesy; to presage.
[R. & Obs.]
R. Edgeworth.

Definition 2022


oss

oss

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

Icelandic

Pronoun

oss

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

Declension

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

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔsː/

Pronoun

oss

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

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔsː/

Pronoun

oss

  1. objective case of me
  2. objective case of vi
  3. (reflexive) ourselves

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Sursilvan) ies
  • (Surmiran) òss
  • (Puter, Vallader) öss

Etymology

From Latin ossum, popular variant of os.

Noun

oss m

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) bone

Noun

oss m (plural ossa)

  1. (Sutsilvan) bone

Swedish

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔs/

Pronoun

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.

See also

  • oss själva

Usage notes

Note that some verbs have special senses when used reflexively. For example, do not confuse vi lär oss att... ("we learn to...") [reflexive] while 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.

Declension


Võro

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *oksa.

Noun

oss (genitive ossa, partitive ossa)

  1. branch

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.