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nós

nós

See also: Appendix:Variations of "nos"

Asturian

Alternative forms

Pronoun

nós

  1. we

Synonyms


Catalan

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈnos/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈnos/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈnos/

Pronoun

nós

  1. (archaic) we
  2. we (majestic)

Declension

Synonyms


Galician

Etymology

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

Pronoun

nós nominative and oblique (dative nos, accusative nos)

  1. we, us

Usage notes

The form nós is used as the subject of a sentence or as the object of a preposition. The unaccented form nos is used as the direct or indirect object.

Synonyms

See also


Indo-Portuguese

Etymology

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

Pronoun

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

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

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

Noun

nós m (genitive singular nóis, nominative plural nósanna)

  1. custom
  2. manner, style
Declension
Derived terms

Etymology 2

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

Noun

nós m (genitive singular nóis)

  1. (literary) fame, renown
Declension

References


Old Spanish

Etymology

From Latin nōs.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nos/

Pronoun

nós

  1. we

Descendants


Portuguese

Etymology 1

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

Alternative forms

  • nos (obsolete)
  • nòs (obsolete)
  • nóis (eye dialect, Brazil)

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈnɔʃ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈnɔ(j)s/, /ˈnɔ(j)ʃ/
  • Homophone: noz
  • Hyphenation: nós

Pronoun

nós

  1. first-person plural nominative personal pronoun: we
    Nós estamos aqui.
    We are here.
  2. first-person plural prepositional pronoun: us
    Os pássaros voaram até nós.
    The birds flew towards us.
Usage notes

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:

In Brazil, this pronoun is sometimes used with third-person singular verbs. Such usage is highly proscribed.

Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:nós.

Synonyms
  • a gente (more informal), nós outros (obsolete)

See also

Portuguese personal pronouns (edit)
Number Person Nominative
(subject)
Accusative
(direct object)
Dative
(indirect object)
Oblique Oblique
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 (reflexive) si (reflexive) consigo (reflexive)
Plural First nós nos nós connosco (Portugal)
conosco (Brazil)
a gente
Second vós vos vós convosco 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 (reflexive) si (reflexive) consigo (reflexive)
Indefinite se (reflexive) si (reflexive) consigo (reflexive)

Etymology 2

Inflected form of (knot).

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈnɔʃ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈnɔs/
  • Homophone: noz
  • Hyphenation: nós

Noun

nós m pl

  1. plural of .
Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:nó.


Upper Sorbian

Etymology

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

Noun

nós

  1. nose