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See also: Hir, hír, and hir'

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of him/his +‎ her.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

hir (third-person singular, gender-neutral, objective case, reflexive hirself)

  1. (neologism) them (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular object pronoun, coordinate with him and her.
    • 1988, Carver, Jeffrey, From a Changeling Star, New York: Bantam Books, ISBN 0-553-27639-5, OL 7824150M, page 232:
      But once the disorientation had passed, hir forced hirself back to full consciousness--and worked quickly to establish hir position, and Ruskin's.
    • 1996 June, Sullivan, Caitlin; Bornstein, Kate, Nearly Roadkill: an Infobahn erotic adventure[1], New York: Serpent's Tail, ISBN 978-1852424183, LCCN 95072971, OL 820831M, LCC PS3569.U3449 N43 1996, page 10:
      I don't know what Scratch looks like in the real world, I met hir online.
    • 1997 December 18, Bornstein, Kate, My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely[2], London, New York: Routledge, ISBN 978-0415916738, LCCN 98134184, OL 7495768M, LCC HQ1075.B69 1998, page 130:
      Words like "freak" became attached to hir name, and I don't believe "brave" was ever a word the media associated with hir.
    • 2000 August 29, David, Peter, Renaissance (Star Trek New Frontier: Excalibur #10)[3], Simon & Schuster, ISBN 978-0671042394, LCCN 2002555412, OL 3665551M, page 137:
      T'Pau leveled a gaze at hir. "You are male and female ... and neither. 'It' is the proper word. We have no use for semantic games on Vulcan."

SynonymsEdit

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Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

hir (not comparable)

  1. (neologism) Belonging to hir, their (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular possessive adjective, coordinate with his and her.
    • 1988, Carver, Jeffrey, From a Changeling Star, New York: Bantam Books, ISBN 0-553-27639-5, OL 7824150M, page 232:
      But once the disorientation had passed, hir forced hirself back to full consciousness--and worked quickly to establish hir position, and Ruskin's.
    • 1996 June, Sullivan, Caitlin; Bornstein, Kate, Nearly Roadkill: an Infobahn erotic adventure, New York: Serpent's Tail, ISBN 9781852424183, LCCN 95072971, OL 820831M, LCC PS3569.U3449 N43 1996, page 13:
      It is here that Scratch has found hirself, bored out of hir mind but unable to sleep.
    • 2002, Schaap, Frank, The Words That Took Us There: Ethnography in a Virtual Reality, Amsterdam: Aksant Academic Publishers, ISBN 9055891991, OL 17062341M, page 32:
      The player playing hir character in a MUD (usually) tries to portray a credible, convincing person within the theme of that world, using the tools that MUD provides, hir imagination, and hir social and communicative skills.
    • 2003, Wright, Susan, Slave Trade (Slave Trade Trilogy #1), Pocket Books, ISBN 0743466853, OL 3283799M, page 17:
      The garment covered hir dual genitals, but hir slightly rounded breasts and smooth shoulders were revealed.
    • 2011 March 29, Norton, Jody, “Transchildren and the Discipline of Children's Literature”, in Kenneth B. Kidd and Michelle Ann Abate, editors, Over the Rainbow: Queer Children's and Young Adult Literature, University of Michigan, ISBN 9780472071463, LCC PS374.H63 O84 2011, page 305:
      "It's a scientific matter," Ludo announces, explaining hir very out transgender behavior (an ongoing source of embarrassment to hir would-be upwardly mobile parents) as the result of hir other X chromosome's having accidentally fallen into the trash on its way down from heaven.
    • 2011 May 19, Wickham, Ken, The Other Genders: Androgyne, Genderqueer, Non-Binary Gender Variant[4], CreateSpace, ISBN 9781461136620, page 7:
      Sie may feel that hir actual identity of hir gender is supposed to be both/neither male or female, outside of gender, third gender, beyond gender, absence of gender, mixing gender, changing gender, or all genders.

Usage notesEdit

A declension shared by several gender-neutral pronoun schema. Subjective forms associated with hir include s/he, sie, shi, and ze. For additional considerations regarding use among members of the genderqueer community, see usage notes for ze.

SynonymsEdit

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See alsoEdit


AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *skīra-. Cognate to Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌴𐌹𐍂𐍃 (skeirs, clear), Slavic *ščirь 'clean'[1], and with Ancient Greek ἱερός (hierós, holy) and Oscan aisusis (sacrifice)[2].

NounEdit

hir m

  1. grace, blessing, goodwill

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “hir”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 148
  2. ^ Bardhyl Demiraj, Albanische Etymologien (Amsterdam: Rodopoi, 1997), p.201

AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fīlum. Compare Daco-Romanian fir.

NounEdit

hir n (plural hiri/hire)

  1. thread

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit


BaureEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hir

  1. man

BretonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *hir, from Proto-Celtic *sīros.

AdjectiveEdit

hir

  1. long

AntonymsEdit


BurushaskiEdit

NounEdit

hir (plural huri)

  1. man (clarification of this definition is being sought)

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰésr̥. Cognate with Ancient Greek χείρ (kheír).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hir n (indeclinable)

  1. (rare, anatomy) hand

DeclensionEdit

Not declined; used only in the nominative and accusative singular.

Case Singular
nominative hir
genitive
dative
accusative hir
ablative
vocative

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LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

hir

  1. third-person feminine singular, dative: her, to her
    Ech schreiwen hir e Bréif
    I'm writing her a letter

DeclensionEdit

PronounEdit

hir

  1. third-person singular feminine possessive, feminine object, nominative: her
  2. third-person singular feminine possessive, plural object, nominative: her
  3. third-person singular feminine possessive, feminine object, accusative: her
  4. third-person singular feminine possessive, plural object, accusative: her
  5. third-person plural possessive, feminine object, nominative: their
  6. third-person plural possessive, plural object, nominative: their
  7. third-person plural possessive, feminine object, accusative: their
  8. third-person plural possessive, plural object, accusative: their

DeclensionEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronounEdit

hir

  1. (possessive) her (belonging to a female person)

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

hir (first-person singular present indicative vou, past participle hido)

  1. Obsolete spelling of ir

ConjugationEdit

This entry needs an inflection-table template.


Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hȋr m (Cyrillic spelling хи̑р)

  1. whim, caprice

DeclensionEdit


WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Brythonic *hir, from Proto-Celtic *sīros.

AdjectiveEdit

hir (feminine singular hir, plural hirion, equative cyhyd, comparative hwy, superlative hwyaf)

  1. long
    Mae gynni hi wallt hir.
    She has long hair.
    Roedd y taith yn hir iawn.
    The journey was very long.
SynonymsEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
hir unchanged unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Etymology 2Edit

Mutation of ir (raw).

AdjectiveEdit

hir

  1. h-prothesized form of ir

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
ir unchanged unchanged hir
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.