his

See also: His and hís

English

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Etymology 1

From Middle English his, from Old English his (his; its), from Proto-Germanic *hes (of this), genitive of Proto-Germanic *hiz (this, this one), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, *ḱey- (this). Cognate with Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic hans (his). More at he; see also its.

Pronunciation

Determiner

his

  1. Belonging to him. [from 8th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.i:
      With that he put his spurres vnto his steed, / With speare in rest, and toward him did fare, / Like shaft out of a bow preuenting speed.
    • (deprecated use of |lang= parameter)
      1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Celebrity:
      No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or otherwise his man would be there with a message to say that his master would shortly join me if I would kindly wait.
    • 2011, Xan Rice, The Guardian, 8 Apr 2011:
      In his first televised address since the siege in Abidjan began this week, Ouattara said he would focus on returning the country to normal to ease the plight of civilians.
  2. (dated) Belonging to a person of unspecified gender.
    • David Hume
      On the contrary, those other passions, commonly denominated selfish, both produce different sentiments in each individual, according to his particular situation []
  3. (obsolete) Its; belonging to it. (Now only when implying personification.) [11th-17th c.]
  4. (archaic) Used as a genitive marker in place of ’s after a noun, especially a masculine noun ending in -s, to express the possessive case. [from 11th c.]
    Ahab his mark for Ahab's mark.
    Sejanus his Fall
Usage notes
  • When followed by a noun, it is sometimes referred to as a possessive adjective, qualifying the following noun. It is, however, the possessive case of the personal pronoun he.
  • (fourth sense) See Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg His genitive on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
Translations
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Pronoun

his

  1. That which belongs to him; the possessive case of he, used without a following noun.
    The decision was his to live with.
  2. (deprecated use of |lang= parameter) Alternative spelling of His
Translations

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Etymology 2

Noun

his

    • 2009, John M. Carney, Welcome to Tranquility
      The Hikkams pushed a table over by the booth where the Lochwoods and Meekums were sitting, exchanged his and sat down.

Anagrams


Danish

Noun

his n

  1. indefinite genitive singular of hi

Finnish

Pronunciation

Noun

his

  1. (music) B-sharp

Latin

Pronoun

hīs

  1. dative masculine plural of hic
  2. dative feminine plural of hic
  3. dative neuter plural of hic
  4. ablative masculine plural of hic
  5. ablative feminine plural of hic
  6. ablative neuter plural of hic

Middle English

Alternative forms

Etymology 1

From Old English his, from Proto-Germanic *hes (of this), genitive of Proto-Germanic *hiz (this, this one), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, *ḱey- (this).

Pronunciation

Determiner

his (nominative pronoun he)

  1. Third-person singular masculine genitive determiner: his, of him.
  2. Third-person singular neuter genitive determiner: its, of it.
  3. Used in place of the possessive suffix -es to denote possession by an antecedent noun.
    • 1470, Thomas Malory, Works.
      And Claudas his knyghts brake theire spearis
Descendants
  • English: his

Pronoun

his (nominative he)

  1. Third-person singular masculine genitive pronoun: his.
Synonyms
Descendants
  • English: his

References

Alternative forms

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

Pronoun

his (nominative heo)

  1. Third-person singular feminine genitive determiner: her, of her.
Synonyms

References


Navajo

Alternative forms

  • xis (in older Americanist literature)

Pronunciation

Noun

his

  1. pus

Inflection


Old English

Pronoun

his

  1. genitive of : his
  2. genitive of hit: its

Descendants

  • English: his

Scots

Determiner

his

  1. his

Turkish

Pronunciation

Noun

his (definite accusative hissi, plural hisler)

  1. feeling, sensation, emotion

Declension

Inflection
Nominative his
Definite accusative hissi
Singular Plural
Nominative his hisler
Definite accusative hissi hisleri
Dative hisse hislere
Locative histe hislerde
Ablative histen hislerden
Genitive hissin hislerin
Possessive forms
Nominative Singular Plural
1st singular hissim hislerim
2nd singular hissin hislerin
3rd singular hissi hisleri
1st plural hissimiz hislerimiz
2nd plural hissiniz hisleriniz
3rd plural hisleri hisleri
Definite accusative Singular Plural
1st singular hissimi hislerimi
2nd singular hissini hislerini
3rd singular hissini hislerini
1st plural hissimizi hislerimizi
2nd plural hissinizi hislerinizi
3rd plural hislerini hislerini
Dative Singular Plural
1st singular hissime hislerime
2nd singular hissine hislerine
3rd singular hissine hislerine
1st plural hissimize hislerimize
2nd plural hissinize hislerinize
3rd plural hislerine hislerine
Locative Singular Plural
1st singular hissimde hislerimde
2nd singular hissinde hislerinde
3rd singular hissinde hislerinde
1st plural hissimizde hislerimizde
2nd plural hissinizde hislerinizde
3rd plural hislerinde hislerinde
Ablative Singular Plural
1st singular hissimden hislerimden
2nd singular hissinden hislerinden
3rd singular hissinden hislerinden
1st plural hissimizden hislerimizden
2nd plural hissinizden hislerinizden
3rd plural hislerinden hislerinden
Genitive Singular Plural
1st singular hissimin hislerimin
2nd singular hissinin hislerinin
3rd singular hissinin hislerinin
1st plural hissimizin hislerimizin
2nd plural hissinizin hislerinizin
3rd plural hislerinin hislerinin

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