See also: her's, Hers, and Her's

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English hires, heres, hers, attested since the 1300s. Equivalent to her +‎ -s (compare -'s).[1]

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PronounEdit

hers

  1. That which belongs to her; the possessive case of she, used without a following noun. [from 12th c.]
    • 1791, Ann Radcliffe, The Romance of the Forest, Penguin 1999, p. 335:
      The life of La Motte, who had more than saved her's […], depended on the testimony she should give.
    • 2019, Gaby Hinsliff, The Guardian, 31 August:
      The rest of us, meanwhile, would do well to accept that one woman’s choice is just that; hers and hers alone, not the standard by which all must be judged.

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NounEdit

hers

  1. plural of her

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ hers” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

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IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

hers

  1. indefinite genitive singular of her

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronounEdit

hers

  1. Alternative form of hires (hers)

Etymology 2Edit

PronounEdit

hers

  1. Alternative form of heres (theirs)

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

hers

  1. Alternative form of ars (anus; buttocks)

Etymology 4Edit

VerbEdit

hers

  1. Alternative form of hereth: third-person singular present of heren (to hear)
  2. Alternative form of heren: plural present of heren (to hear)