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Is nous a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word nous is a Scrabble US word. The word nous is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

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Is nous a Scrabble UK word?

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You can make 18 words from 'nous' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'nous'

NOUS 4ONUS 4

3 letters words from 'nous'

NOS 3NUS 3
ONS 3OUS 3
SON 3SOU 3
SUN 3UNS 3

2 letters words from 'nous'

NO 2NU 2
ON 2OS 2
OU 2SO 2
UN 2US 2

All 4 letters words made out of nous

nous onus nuos unos ouns uons nosu onsu nsou snou osnu sonu nuso unso nsuo snuo usno suno ousn uosn osun soun uson suon

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word nous. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in nous.

Definitions and meaning of nous

nous

Alternative forms

  • noos

Etymology

Borrowed from Ancient Greek νοῦς (noûs) or νόος (nóos, mind).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: nous, IPA(key): /naʊs/
  • Rhymes: -aʊs
  • (US) enPR: noo͞s, IPA(key): /nuːs/

Noun

nous (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) The mind or intellect, reason, both rational and emotional
    • 1900, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, On the Disastrous Spread of Aestheticism in all Classes
      I feel the will to roam, to learn
      By test, experience, nous,
      That fire is hot and ocean deep,
      And wolves carnivorous.
  2. In Neoplatonism, the divine reason, regarded as first divine emanation.
  3. Common sense; practical intelligence.
    • 1907, E.M. Forster, The Longest Journey, Part I, I [Uniform ed., p. 19]:
      There is nothing original in absent-mindedness. True originally lies elsewhere. Really, the lower classes have no nous.

Related terms

  • paranoia
  • noesis
  • noogenesis
  • noology
  • noosphere
  • nootropic

Translations

Anagrams

  • Onsu, Osun, Suon, UNOS, Unos, onus, ouns

Catalan

Etymology 1

Adjective

nous

  1. masculine plural of nou (new)

Etymology 2

Noun

nous

  1. plural of nou (nines)

Etymology 3

Noun

nous

  1. plural of nou (nuts)

Etymology 4

Verb

nous

  1. second-person singular present indicative form of noure

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nu/
  • Homophones: noue, noues, nouent

Etymology 1

From Middle French nous, from Old French nous, nos, from Latin nōs, from Proto-Italic *nōs.

In several dialects of French, je may be used instead of nous (j'allons instead of nous allons, je voyons instead of nous voyons etc.), this use was perceived as peasant-like and thus often mocked since the 15th century (for example by Molière). However this use survived and spread in various regions of the so-called domaine d'oïl (linguistic area starting above Auvergne where the oïl varieties of Romance developed from the 4th or 5th century). The regions of France where this use of je (from Latin ego "I") instead of nous, nos (from Latin nos, "we") was recorded are Normandy, Romance-speaking Brittany, Poitou and Anjou, Champagne, Ardennes, Bourgogne and Franche-Comté, Dauphiné, Berry, Touraine, Orléanais, Bourbonnais, Maine. See cognates in regional languages in France: Angevin je and nous, Bourbonnais-Berrichon je and nous, Bourguignon i and nous, Champenois ju and nous, Franc-Comtois i and nôs, Gallo je and nouz, Lorrain nos, Norman je and nos, Orléanais je and nous, Picard nos, Poitevin-Saintongeais jhe and nous, Tourangeau je and nos, Franco-Provençal nos, Occitan nosautres (Provençal nousautes), Catalan nosaltres, Corsican noi.

Pronoun

nous

  1. The plural personal pronoun in the first person:
    1. (subject pronoun) we.
    2. (object pronoun) us, to us.

Derived terms

  • entre nous
  • nous autres
  • nous de majesté
Related terms

Etymology 2

From Ancient Greek νοῦς (noûs) or νόος (nóos, mind).

Noun

nous m (plural nous)

  1. The nous, (divine) reason in philosophy.

Further reading

  • “nous” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French nous.

Pronoun

nous

  1. we (subject pronoun)
  2. ourselves (reflexive pronoun)

Descendants

  • French: nous

Old French

Etymology

From Latin nōs.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nus/

Pronoun

nous

  1. Alternative form of nos

Picard

Etymology

From Old French nous.

Pronoun

nous

  1. we

Source: wiktionary.org
  • intellect, common sense.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)