hir

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English[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

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.

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hir (not comparable)

  1. (neologism) Belonging to hir, their (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular possessive adjective, coordinate with his and her.
    • 1988, Jeffrey Carver, 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, Caitlin Sullivan; Bornstein, Kate, Nearly Roadkill: an Infobahn erotic adventure, New York: Serpent's Tail, LCC PS3569.U3449 N43 1996, ISBN 9781852424183, LCCN 95072971, OL 820831M, page 13:
      It is here that Scratch has found hirself, bored out of hir mind but unable to sleep.
    • 2002, Frank Schaap, 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, Susan Wright, 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, Jody Norton, “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, LCC PS374.H63 O84 2011, ISBN 9780472071463, 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, Ken Wickham, 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.

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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.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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].

Noun[edit]

hir m

  1. grace, blessing, goodwill

References[edit]

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

Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin filum. Compare Daco-Romanian fir.

Noun[edit]

hir

  1. thread

Baure[edit]

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Noun[edit]

hir

  1. man

Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *sīro- (long) (compare Old Irish sír, Cornish hyr).

Adjective[edit]

hir

  1. long

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Ancient Greek χείρ (kheír)

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hir (indeclinable)

  1. (rare) hand

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hir

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

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Middle English[edit]

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hir

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

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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hȋr m (Cyrillic spelling хи̑р)

  1. whim, caprice

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *sīro- (long) (compare Old Irish sír, Cornish hyr).

Adjective[edit]

hir

  1. long

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
hir unchanged unchanged unchanged