See also: Hes, hes-, and he's

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

hes

  1. plural of he

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

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 3Edit

From he's via a reduction of the apostrophe.

PronunciationEdit

ContractionEdit

hes

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

Etymology 4Edit

PronunciationEdit

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!

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

hes

  1. Alternative form of heste (directive)

Etymology 2Edit

DeterminerEdit

hes

  1. Alternative form of his (his)

PronounEdit

hes

  1. Alternative form of his (his)

Etymology 3Edit

PronounEdit

hes

  1. Alternative form of his (her)

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.
    Synonym: hesje

InflectionEdit

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SpanishEdit

NounEdit

hes f pl

  1. plural of he

SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

hes (comparative hesare, superlative hesast)

  1. hoarse
    Jag är lite hes idagI'm a bit hoarse today
    en hes rösta hoarse voice

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of hes
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular hes hesare hesast
Neuter singular hest hesare hesast
Plural hesa hesare hesast
Masculine plural3 hese hesare hesast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 hese hesare hesaste
All hesa hesare hesaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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