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plural pronoun, possessive our or ours,objective us.
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Origin of we

before 900; Middle English, Old English wē; cognate with Dutch wij,German wir,Old Norse vēr,Gothic weis
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British Dictionary definitions for we

we
/ (wiː) /

pronoun (subjective)
refers to the speaker or writer and another person or other peoplewe should go now
refers to all people or people in generalthe planet on which we live
  1. when used by editors or other writers, and formerly by monarchs, a formal word for I 1
  2. (as noun)he uses the royal we in his pompous moods
informal used instead of you with a tone of persuasiveness, condescension, or sarcasmhow are we today?

Word Origin for we

Old English wē, related to Old Saxon wī, Old High German wir, Old Norse vēr, Danish, Swedish vi, Sanskrit vayam
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