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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.