1. definite article determiner, masculine singular The.
2. personal pronoun, masculine singular Him, it (for accusative or direct object).
Spelling (1-2): Before words beginning with a vowel or h-, it turns into oul’, with word ligature (both words are written together without intermediate spaces). For masculine plural: ous; for feminine forms, see a (2).
Etymology (1-2): From Latin ille, via Spanish el and Portuguese and Galician o.
3. masculine noun Egg.
Etymology (3): From Latin ovum.