See also: Eir
Coined by Christine M. Elverson by removing "th" from their.
eir (not comparable)
- (neologism) Belonging to em, their (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular possessive adjective, coordinate with his and her.
- 1975 August 23, Black, Judie, “Ey has a word for it”, Chicago Tribune, page 12:
- 1996 December 22, Worth, Shirley, “New To Yoga”, alt.yoga, Usenet:
- A person whose habit is to stand and walk splay-footed may *think* eir feet are straight ahead, when they are actually pointed only slightly less out.
- 1997 November 25, Dawson, Scott Robert, “Who Pays for Cellular Calls”, alt.cellular, Usenet:
- If a mobile user is far from eir home area, ey will pay a long-distance fee for carriage of the call *from* eir home area, just as a caller would pay long-distance on a call *to* that area.
- 2004 March 31, Sue Thomas, Hello World : travels in virtuality, Raw Nerve Books, ISBN 9780953658565, OL 4487793W, page 78:
- The adult worries much less; is cautious, sensible and knows how to protect emself and eir system from attack and error.
- 2011 March 15, RJ Edwards, “#89: New Friend”, Riot Nrrd, accessed on 2012-10-06:
- And ultimately: I think my readers are mature enough that knowing eir assigned gender is not going to give them an “excuse” to misgender em.
- For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.
- (uncountable) copper; a reddish-brown, malleable, ductile metallic element with high electrical and thermal conductivity, symbol Cu, and atomic number 29.
declension of eir
declension of eir
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- eirgræna (synonymous spanskgræna, verdigris)
- kopar m
- English: heir
- (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Puter, Vallader) ir
- (literary) impersonal present / future of mynd
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