See also: HIS, His, hís, and his-

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Etymology 1

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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, “Book IIII, Canto I”, in The Faerie Queene. [], part II (books IV–VI), London: [] [Richard Field] for William Ponsonby, →OCLC, stanza 41:
      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.
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter IV, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC, page 46:
      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 April 8, Xan Rice, “Ivory Coast: 100 more bodies found as ethnic tensions rise”, in The Guardian[1]:
      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. (sometimes dated) Belonging to a person of unspecified gender.
    • 1751, David Hume, “(please specify the page)”, in An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, London: [] A[ndrew] Millar, [], →OCLC:
      On the contrary, those other passions, commonly denominated selfish, both produce different sentiments in each individual, according to his particular situation []
    • 2003, Norman L. Geisler, Winfried Corduan, Philosophy of Religion: Second Edition, page 9:
      It is our conviction that piecemeal critiques of nontheisms will not suffice. The theist must enter the arena with a positive and comprehensive case of his own.
  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.
Usage notes
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  • 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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Pronoun

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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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Etymology 2

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Noun

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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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Azerbaijani

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Other scripts
Cyrillic һис
Abjad هيس

Etymology

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From Proto-Turkic *ïjs (smell, odour). Cognate with Chuvash йӑс (jăs).

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his (definite accusative hisi, plural hislər)

  1. soot, (black) smoke, fume
    Synonym: qurum

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    Declension of his
singular plural
nominative his
hislər
definite accusative hisi
hisləri
dative hisə
hislərə
locative hisdə
hislərdə
ablative hisdən
hislərdən
definite genitive hisin
hislərin
    Possessive forms of his
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) hisim hislərim
sənin (your) hisin hislərin
onun (his/her/its) hisi hisləri
bizim (our) hisimiz hislərimiz
sizin (your) hisiniz hisləriniz
onların (their) hisi or hisləri hisləri
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) hisimi hislərimi
sənin (your) hisini hislərini
onun (his/her/its) hisini hislərini
bizim (our) hisimizi hislərimizi
sizin (your) hisinizi hislərinizi
onların (their) hisini or hislərini hislərini
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) hisimə hislərimə
sənin (your) hisinə hislərinə
onun (his/her/its) hisinə hislərinə
bizim (our) hisimizə hislərimizə
sizin (your) hisinizə hislərinizə
onların (their) hisinə or hislərinə hislərinə
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) hisimdə hislərimdə
sənin (your) hisində hislərində
onun (his/her/its) hisində hislərində
bizim (our) hisimizdə hislərimizdə
sizin (your) hisinizdə hislərinizdə
onların (their) hisində or hislərində hislərində
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) hisimdən hislərimdən
sənin (your) hisindən hislərindən
onun (his/her/its) hisindən hislərindən
bizim (our) hisimizdən hislərimizdən
sizin (your) hisinizdən hislərinizdən
onların (their) hisindən or hislərindən hislərindən
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) hisimin hislərimin
sənin (your) hisinin hislərinin
onun (his/her/its) hisinin hislərinin
bizim (our) hisimizin hislərimizin
sizin (your) hisinizin hislərinizin
onların (their) hisinin or hislərinin hislərinin

Danish

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his n

  1. indefinite genitive singular of hi

Finnish

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Etymology

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From German His (German key notation).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈhis/, [ˈhis̠]
  • Rhymes: -is
  • Syllabification(key): his

Noun

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his

  1. (music) B-sharp

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Capitalized for the great octave or any octave below that, or in names of major keys; not capitalized for the small octave or any octave above that, or in names of minor keys.

Declension

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Inflection of his (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative his hisit
genitive hisin hisien
partitive hisiä hisejä
illative hisiin hiseihin
singular plural
nominative his hisit
accusative nom. his hisit
gen. hisin
genitive hisin hisien
partitive hisiä hisejä
inessive hisissä hiseissä
elative hisistä hiseistä
illative hisiin hiseihin
adessive hisillä hiseillä
ablative hisiltä hiseiltä
allative hisille hiseille
essive hisinä hiseinä
translative hisiksi hiseiksi
abessive hisittä hiseittä
instructive hisein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of his (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative hisini hisini
accusative nom. hisini hisini
gen. hisini
genitive hisini hisieni
partitive hisiäni hisejäni
inessive hisissäni hiseissäni
elative hisistäni hiseistäni
illative hisiini hiseihini
adessive hisilläni hiseilläni
ablative hisiltäni hiseiltäni
allative hisilleni hiseilleni
essive hisinäni hiseinäni
translative hisikseni hiseikseni
abessive hisittäni hiseittäni
instructive
comitative hiseineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative hisisi hisisi
accusative nom. hisisi hisisi
gen. hisisi
genitive hisisi hisiesi
partitive hisiäsi hisejäsi
inessive hisissäsi hiseissäsi
elative hisistäsi hiseistäsi
illative hisiisi hiseihisi
adessive hisilläsi hiseilläsi
ablative hisiltäsi hiseiltäsi
allative hisillesi hiseillesi
essive hisinäsi hiseinäsi
translative hisiksesi hiseiksesi
abessive hisittäsi hiseittäsi
instructive
comitative hiseinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative hisimme hisimme
accusative nom. hisimme hisimme
gen. hisimme
genitive hisimme hisiemme
partitive hisiämme hisejämme
inessive hisissämme hiseissämme
elative hisistämme hiseistämme
illative hisiimme hiseihimme
adessive hisillämme hiseillämme
ablative hisiltämme hiseiltämme
allative hisillemme hiseillemme
essive hisinämme hiseinämme
translative hisiksemme hiseiksemme
abessive hisittämme hiseittämme
instructive
comitative hiseinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative hisinne hisinne
accusative nom. hisinne hisinne
gen. hisinne
genitive hisinne hisienne
partitive hisiänne hisejänne
inessive hisissänne hiseissänne
elative hisistänne hiseistänne
illative hisiinne hiseihinne
adessive hisillänne hiseillänne
ablative hisiltänne hiseiltänne
allative hisillenne hiseillenne
essive hisinänne hiseinänne
translative hisiksenne hiseiksenne
abessive hisittänne hiseittänne
instructive
comitative hiseinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative hisinsä hisinsä
accusative nom. hisinsä hisinsä
gen. hisinsä
genitive hisinsä hisiensä
partitive hisiään
hisiänsä
hisejään
hisejänsä
inessive hisissään
hisissänsä
hiseissään
hiseissänsä
elative hisistään
hisistänsä
hiseistään
hiseistänsä
illative hisiinsä hiseihinsä
adessive hisillään
hisillänsä
hiseillään
hiseillänsä
ablative hisiltään
hisiltänsä
hiseiltään
hiseiltänsä
allative hisilleen
hisillensä
hiseilleen
hiseillensä
essive hisinään
hisinänsä
hiseinään
hiseinänsä
translative hisikseen
hisiksensä
hiseikseen
hiseiksensä
abessive hisittään
hisittänsä
hiseittään
hiseittänsä
instructive
comitative hiseineen
hiseinensä

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Pronoun

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hīs

  1. dative/ablative masculine/feminine/neuter plural of hic

Middle English

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Etymology 1

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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 masculine pronoun he, nominative neuter pronoun hit)

  1. Third-person singular masculine possessive determiner: his, of him.
  2. Third-person singular neuter possessive determiner: its, of it.
  3. Used in place of the possessive suffix -es to denote possession by an antecedent noun.
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  • English: his
  • Scots: his
  • Yola: his, hys, hays

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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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  • xis (in older Americanist literature)

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Noun

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his

  1. pus

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Old English

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Pronoun

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his

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

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his

  1. his

Turkish

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Etymology

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From Ottoman Turkish حس (hiss), from Arabic حِسّ (ḥiss). Compare to Azerbaijani hiss.

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his (definite accusative hissi, plural hisler)

  1. feeling, sensation, emotion
    Synonym: duygu

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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
Nominative
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
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular hissimi hislerimi
2nd singular hissini hislerini
3rd singular hissini hislerini
1st plural hissimizi hislerimizi
2nd plural hissinizi hislerinizi
3rd plural hislerini hislerini
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular hissime hislerime
2nd singular hissine hislerine
3rd singular hissine hislerine
1st plural hissimize hislerimize
2nd plural hissinize hislerinize
3rd plural hislerine hislerine
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular hissimde hislerimde
2nd singular hissinde hislerinde
3rd singular hissinde hislerinde
1st plural hissimizde hislerimizde
2nd plural hissinizde hislerinizde
3rd plural hislerinde hislerinde
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular hissimden hislerimden
2nd singular hissinden hislerinden
3rd singular hissinden hislerinden
1st plural hissimizden hislerimizden
2nd plural hissinizden hislerinizden
3rd plural hislerinden hislerinden
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular hissimin hislerimin
2nd singular hissinin hislerinin
3rd singular hissinin hislerinin
1st plural hissimizin hislerimizin
2nd plural hissinizin hislerinizin
3rd plural hislerinin hislerinin

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Uzbek

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Etymology

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From Arabic حِسّ (ḥiss).

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his (plural hislar)

  1. feeling

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Welsh

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Preposition

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his

  1. h-prothesized form of is

Mutation

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

Yola

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Middle English his, heys, from Old English his, from Proto-West Germanic *his.

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his

  1. his
    • 1867, “THE WEDDEEN O BALLYMORE”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, number 1, page 94:
      An a priesth o' parieshe on his lhaung-tyel garraane.
      And the priest of the parish on his long tail pony.
    • 1867, “THE WEDDEEN O BALLYMORE”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, number 2, page 94:
      An a priesth o parieshe on his garrane baun,
      The priest of the parish on his white pony,
    • 1867, “THE WEDDEEN O BALLYMORE”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, number 2, page 94:
      Hea marreet dear Phielim to his sweet Jauane.
      He married dear Phelim to his sweet Joan.
    • 1867, “VERSES IN ANSWER TO THE WEDDEEN O BALLYMORE”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, number 1, page 100:
      Ingsaury neileare (pidh?) his niz outh o' harr.
      J——N—— put his nose out of socket.
    • 1867, “CASTEALE CUDDE'S LAMENTATION”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, number 6, page 104:
      Lhaung life to Misteare Reedforth an his vamilee,
      Long life to Mister Radford and his family;

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  • Jacob Poole (d. 1827) (before 1828) William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, published 1867, page 94