The Alternative German Dictionary: 's

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's
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (chiefly, informal or poetic) contraction of es
suffix: {{head}}
  1. (by the German spelling reform of 1996) Can be used to form the genitive of proper names when -s alone poses the risk of confusion. Andrea → Andrea's (also Andreas) (to avoid confusion with the name Andreas).
  2. (proscribed) nonstandard form of -s

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