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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English his, from Old English his (his; its), from Proto-Germanic *hes (of this), genitive of Proto-Germanic *hiz (this, this one), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, *ḱey- (this). Cognate with Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic hans (his). More at he; see also its.

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his

  1. Belonging to him. [from 8th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.i:
      With that he put his spurres vnto his steed, / With speare in rest, and toward him did fare, / Like shaft out of a bow preuenting speed.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Celebrity:
      No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or otherwise his man would be there with a message to say that his master would shortly join me if I would kindly wait.
    • 2011, Xan Rice, The Guardian, 8 Apr 2011:
      In his first televised address since the siege in Abidjan began this week, Ouattara said he would focus on returning the country to normal to ease the plight of civilians.
  2. (dated) Belonging to a person of unspecified gender.
    • David Hume
      On the contrary, those other passions, commonly denominated selfish, both produce different sentiments in each individual, according to his particular situation []
  3. (obsolete) Its; belonging to it. (Now only when implying personification.) [11th-17th c.]
  4. (archaic) Used as a genitive marker in place of ’s after a noun, especially a masculine noun ending in -s, to express the possessive case. [from 11th c.]
    Ahab his mark for Ahab's mark.
    Sejanus his Fall
Usage notesEdit
  • When followed by a noun, it is sometimes referred to as a possessive adjective, qualifying the following noun. It is, however, the possessive case of the personal pronoun he.
  • (fourth sense) See   His genitive on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
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his

  1. That which belongs to him; the possessive case of he, used without a following noun.
    The decision was his to live with.
  2. Alternative spelling of His
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NounEdit

his

  1. plural of hi
    • 2009, John M. Carney, Welcome to Tranquility
      The Hikkams pushed a table over by the booth where the Lochwoods and Meekums were sitting, exchanged his and sat down.

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his

  1. (music) B-sharp

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old English his, from Proto-Germanic *hes (of this), genitive of Proto-Germanic *hiz (this, this one), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, *ḱey- (this).

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his (nominative pronoun he)

  1. Third-person singular masculine genitive determiner: his, of him.
  2. Third-person singular neuter genitive determiner: its, of it.
  3. Used in place of the possessive suffix -es to denote possession by an antecedent noun.
    • 1470, Thomas Malory, Works.
      And Claudas his knyghts brake theire spearis
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his (nominative he)

  1. Third-person singular masculine genitive pronoun: his.
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his (nominative heo)

  1. Third-person singular feminine genitive determiner: her, of her.
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NavajoEdit

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  • xis (in older Americanist literature)

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his

  1. pus

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his

  1. genitive of : his
  2. genitive of hit: its

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his

  1. his

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his (definite accusative hissi, plural hisler)

  1. feeling, sensation, emotion

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Inflection
Nominative his
Definite accusative hissi
Singular Plural
Nominative his hisler
Definite accusative hissi hisleri
Dative hisse hislere
Locative histe hislerde
Ablative histen hislerden
Genitive hissin hislerin
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular hissim hislerim
2nd singular hissin hislerin
3rd singular hissi hisleri
1st plural hissimiz hislerimiz
2nd plural hissiniz hisleriniz
3rd plural hisleri hisleri

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