Middle English Dictionary Entry

ū̆s pron.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1.
(a) As direct obj. of a verb: us;—sometimes with complement or in elliptical clause; ~ alle (twein, bothe two), alle ~; (b) as direct obj. of an inf., inf. phrase, or a ppl.: us; ~ alle (bothe, twein, two); (c) as subj. of an inf. phrase which functions as a direct obj.: us;—freq. used in hortatory expressions; ~ alle.
2.
In dat. constructions: (a) as indirect obj. (broadly interpreted): us, to us; ~ alle; (b) as dat. of interest or reference: to us, for us; with respect to us; concerning us; also, by us [quot. ?1440]; ~ everich-on; al was ~ on, all was in accord with us.
3.
As obj. of a prep.: us; ~ alle (ech on, two, etc.); from ~ ward, away from us; to ~ ward (wardes), toward us, to us.
4a.
As reflexive: (a) as direct obj. of a verb or an inf.: ourselves; bidden ~, to pray; deliten ~, be delighted; founden ~, base our discussion; (b) in dat. constructions: to ourselves, for ourselves; also, with respect to ourselves.
4b.
As reciprocal pronoun: each other.
5.
In impers. constructions: (a) with an impers. verb or a verb used impersonally: us; to us; as ~ listeth, hit) ~ thinketh, etc.; ~ birth understonden, bihoveth ~ to wenden, etc.; (b) with ben and adj., adv., or noun: to us, for us; ~ is nede, god (wel) is ~, loth ~ were, etc.
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7.
With singular referent, used as a plural of authority in various constructions: me; also, to me; to ~ ward.