our

our O.E. ure "of us," genitive plural of the first person pronoun, from P.Gmc. *ons (Cf. O.S. usa, O.Fris. use, O.H.G. unsar, Ger. unser, Goth. unsar "our"). Ours, formed c.1300, is a double possessive, originating in northern England, and has taken over the absolute function of our. Ourselves (late 15c.), modeled on yourselves, replaced original construction we selfe, us selfum, etc.

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  • -our — oursuff. [OF. our.] See { or}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • our — [our] possessive pronominal adj. [ME ure < OE ure, earlier user, gen. of us (see US), akin to Ger unser] of, belonging to, made by, or done by us …   English World dictionary

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