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From Middle English theires, attested since the 1300s. Equivalent to their +‎ -s (compare -'s); formed by analogy to his. Displaced theirn (from Middle English theiren, formed by analogy to mine, thine) in standard speech.[1]

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  1. That which belongs to them; the possessive case of they, used without a following noun.

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “theirs”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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