from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The weak declension of Teutonic nouns and adjectives, in which the stem ends in n.


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  • In the Southern dialects the old n-declension was applied, and so there arose such forms as minum and eowrum (= mine and yours), from min and eower (= my and your).

    Chapter 9. The Common Speech. 4. The Pronoun

  • ” Without question this retention of the n in these pronouns had something to do with the appearance of the n-declension in the treatment of your, her, his and our, and, after their had displaced here in the third person plural, in their.

    Chapter 9. The Common Speech. 4. The Pronoun


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