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[sou̯]

1. possessive determiner, masculine singular His, her, its.

2. possessive pronoun, masculine singular His, hers, its.

Spelling: Before words beginning with a vowel or h-, it turns into soul’, with word ligature (both words are written together without intermediate spaces). For masculine plural: sous; for feminine forms, see sa.

Etymology (1-2): From Latin suus.

3. preposition Under, below. Example: Ous cjudes scondeiren-si sou ou llit, the children hid under the bed.

Etymology (3): From Latin sub.

sou-

[sou̯]

1. derivative prefix Added to a word, it means beneath, of inferior quality or lesser importance. Examples: nòrmal, normal, sounòrmal, mentally handicapped; ridre, to laugh, sourridre, to smile; ggulopat, developed, souggulopat, underdeveloped.

Etymology: From Latin sub.