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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Alternative spelling of his.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /hiːz/

DeterminerEdit

hes

  1. (nonstandard, uncommon) Alternative form of his when pronounced as he's; belonging to him.
    That's hes house over there.

PronounEdit

hes

  1. (nonstandard, uncommon) Alternative form of his when pronounced as he's; that that belongs to him.
    The idea was hes not mine.

Usage notesEdit

Used in some dialects to represent the (often only occasional) pronunciation of his as he's as both a determiner and a pronoun. Although his is almost always used, regardless of pronunciation, hes and he's are sometimes used.

Etymology 2Edit

From he's via a reduction of the apostrophe which is, in turn, a contraction of he is and he has.

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /hiːz/

ContractionEdit

hes

  1. (informal, nonstandard) Alternative form of he's

Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /hɛz/

VerbEdit

hes

  1. (nonstandard) Pronunciation spelling of has, representing dialectal English.
    • 1882, James Jackson, Tom Terror, the Outlaw:
      Jennie! Jennie! come an’ tell me thet the long-lost claim hes come back to Old Jack!

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DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From either German Hesse (Hessian) (possibly via Hessenkiel), or Häsz, Hesz (clothing, dress).

NounEdit

hes m (plural hessen, diminutive hesje n)

  1. A short, protective type of blouse or shirt, typically worn by manual laborers
  2. A light version of the above, worn as a signal, notably to be noticed by traffic
Usage notesEdit

Mostly used in its diminutive form (hesje).

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from German hässlich (hateful).

AdjectiveEdit

hes (comparative hesser, superlative meest hes or hest)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of hesselijk, heslijk
InflectionEdit
Inflection of hes
uninflected hes
inflected hesse
comparative hesser
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial hes hesser het hest
het heste
indefinite m./f. sing. hesse hessere heste
n. sing. hes hesser heste
plural hesse hessere heste
definite hesse hessere heste
partitive hes hessers
SynonymsEdit

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hes n (genitive singular hess, nominative plural hes)

  1. dewlap

DeclensionEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

DeterminerEdit

hes

  1. Alternative form of his

PronounEdit

hes

  1. Alternative form of his

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronounEdit

hes

  1. Alternative form of heo

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse háss

AdjectiveEdit

hes (neuter singular hest, definite singular and plural hese, comparative hesere, indefinite superlative hesest, definite superlative heseste)

  1. hoarse, husky (voice)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hes f (definite singular hesa, indefinite plural heser, definite plural hesene)

  1. a type of hayrack made from vertical posts with horizontal wire strung between them, for drying hay.

SynonymsEdit

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SpanishEdit

NounEdit

hes f pl

  1. plural of he