hes

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See also: Hes and he's

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /hiːz/

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative spelling of his.

Alternative forms[edit]

Determiner[edit]

hes

  1. (nonstandard, uncommon) Alternative form of his when pronounced as he's; belonging to him.
    That's hes house over there.

Pronoun[edit]

hes

  1. (nonstandard, uncommon) Alternative form of his when pronounced as he's; that that belongs to him.
    The idea was hes not mine.

Usage notes[edit]

Used in some dialects to represent the (often only occasional) pronunciation of his as he's as both a determiner and a pronoun. Although his is almost always used, regardless of pronunciation, hes and he's are sometimes used.

Etymology 2[edit]

From he's via a reduction of the apostrophe which is, in turn, a contraction of he is and he has.

Contraction[edit]

hes

  1. (informal, nonstandard) Alternative form of he's

Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From German, either Hesse ‎(Hessian) (possibly via Hessenkiel), or from Häsz, Hesz ‎(clothing, dress).

Noun[edit]

hes m ‎(plural hessen, diminutive hesje n)

  1. A short, protective type of blouse or shirt, typicallly worn by manual laborers
  2. A light version of the above, worn as a signal, notably to be noticed by traffic
Usage notes[edit]

Mostly used in its diminutive form (hesje).

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from German hässlich ‎(hateful)

Adjective[edit]

hes ‎(comparative hesser, superlative meest hes or hest)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of hesselijk, heslijk
Declension[edit]
Inflection of hes
uninflected hes
inflected hesse
comparative hesser
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial hes hesser het hest
het heste
indefinite m./f. sing. hesse hessere heste
n. sing. hes hesser heste
plural hesse hessere heste
definite hesse hessere heste
partitive hes hessers
Synonyms[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse háss

Alternative forms[edit]

  • hås (Nynorsk also)

Adjective[edit]

hes ‎(neuter singular hest, definite singular and plural hese, comparative hesere, indefinite superlative hesest, definite superlative heseste)

  1. hoarse, husky (voice)

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