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Etymology

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From Old English < Proto-Germanic *wiz < Proto-Indo-European *wéy.

Pronunciation

Homophones

Pronoun

we first person plural, nominative case (objective case us, reflexive ourselves, possessive our, possessive noun ours)

  1. (personal) The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person.
  2. (personal) The speaker/writer alone. (The use of we in the singular is the editorial we, used by writers and others, including royalty—the royal we—as a less personal substitute for I. The reflexive case of this sense of we is ourself.)

Determiner

we

  1. The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person.
    We Canadians like to think of ourselves as different.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Pronoun

we (personal pronoun)

  1. we

Synonyms

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Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *wiz < Proto-Indo-European *wes-, *wei-. Cognate with Old Frisian wi, Old Saxon (Dutch wij), Old High German wir (German wir), Old Norse vér (Swedish vi), Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐍃 (weis).

Pronunciation

Pronoun

(personal pronoun)

  1. we (nominative plural form of )

Polish

Alternative spellings

Preposition

we (before words that begin with awkward consonant clusters)[[Category:Template:lang:pl prepositions|we]]

  1. at, in, into

Tocharian A

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *dwóy(h₁).

Numeral

we f.

  1. (cardinal) two

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