See also: hères and here's

English Edit

Noun Edit


  1. plural of here

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Latin Edit

Alternative forms Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeh₁ro- (derelict), from the root *ǵʰeh₁- (to leave behind, abandon). Cognate with Ancient Greek χήρα (khḗra, widow).

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

hērēs m or f (genitive hērēdis); third declension

  1. heir, heiress

Declension Edit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative hērēs hērēdēs
Genitive hērēdis hērēdum
Dative hērēdī hērēdibus
Accusative hērēdem hērēdēs
Ablative hērēde hērēdibus
Vocative hērēs hērēdēs

Derived terms Edit

Descendants Edit

  • Eastern Romance
    • Romanian: erede, herede
  • Gallo-Italic
  • Italo-Dalmatian
  • Old Occitan:
  • Old French: eir
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • West Iberian

References Edit

  • heres”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • heres”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • heres in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • heres in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to appoint some one as heir in one's will: aliquem heredem testamento scribere, facere
    • to be some one's heir: heredem esse alicui
    • sole heir; heir to three-quarters of the estate: heres ex asse, ex dodrante
    • heir to two-thirds of the property: heres ex besse
  • heres”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • heres”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7)‎[2], Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN

Middle English Edit

Etymology 1 Edit

From here +‎ -es. Compare þeires.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛris/, /ˈhɛːris/

Pronoun Edit

heres (nominative he)

  1. Third-person plural possessive pronoun: theirs, of them
    Synonym: heren
Alternative forms Edit
Descendants Edit
  • English: hers (obsolete)

See also Edit

References Edit

Etymology 2 Edit

Noun Edit

heres (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of hereos (love-sickness)

Etymology 3 Edit

Pronoun Edit


  1. Alternative form of hires (hers)

Etymology 4 Edit

Noun Edit


  1. plural of here (haircloth)

Etymology 5 Edit

Verb Edit


  1. Alternative form of herest: second-person singular present of heren