him

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See also: Him and hím

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

him

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 language code for Western Pahari languages.

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English him, from Old English him, from Proto-Germanic *himmai (to this, to this one). Cognate with Saterland Frisian him (him), West Frisian him (him), Sylt North Frisian ham, höm (him), Dutch hem (him), German Low German hum, hüm, em (him), German ihm (him, dative).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) enPR: hĭm, IPA(key): /ˈhɪm/, unstressed IPA(key): /əm/, [ɪ̈m]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪm
  • Homophone: hymn,'em for unstressed in some pronunciations.

Pronoun[edit]

him (personal pronoun, objective case)

  1. A masculine pronoun; he as a grammatical object.
    1. With dative effect or as an indirect object. [from 9th c.]
    2. Following a preposition. [from 9th c.]
    3. With accusative effect or as a direct object. [from 12th c.]
  2. (now rare) Used reflexively: (to) himself. [from 9th c.]
  3. With nominative effect: he, especially as a predicate after be, or following a preposition. [from 15th c.]
    • c. 1606 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act V, scene x]:
      Before my body, I throw my warlike Shield: Lay on Macduffe, And damn'd be him, that first cries hold, enough.
    • 2003, Claire Cozens, The Guardian, 11 Jun 2003:
      Lowe quit the West Wing last year amid rumours that he was unhappy that his co-stars earned more than him.
  4. Alternative letter-case form of Him

Descendants[edit]

  • Jamaican Creole: im
  • Pijin: hem
  • Pijin: -im

Translations[edit]

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Noun[edit]

him (plural hims)

  1. (informal) A male person or animal.
    I think this bird is a him, but it may be a her.
    • 1985, Hélène Cixous, Sorties (translated)
      [] daring dizzying passages in other, fleeting and passionate dwellings within the hims and hers whom she inhabits []
    • 2004, Tom Wolfe, I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel
      Both hims took a good look at him.
    • 2004, Charles J. Sullivan, Love and Survival, page 68:
      By this time, she had so many questions, but she only hit him up for one answer about those “hims” and “hers.” She asked, “Do both hims and hers reproduce hummers?”

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Anagrams[edit]


Gayón[edit]

Noun[edit]

him

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Luis Oramas, Materiales para el estudio de los dialectos Ayamán, Gayón, Jirajara, Ajagua (1916)

Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

him m

  1. h-prothesized form of im

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

him

  1. third-person masculine singular, dative: him, to him
    Ech baken him e Kuch.
    I'm baking him a cake.
  2. third-person neuter singular, dative: her, to her; (rarely: it, to it)
    Hie war gëschter mat him am Kino.
    He went to the cinema with her yesterday.

Usage notes[edit]

  • For the use of the neuter for referring to female persons, see hatt.

Declension[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English him. Originally a dative form; gradually displaced accusative hine.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

him (nominative he)

  1. Third-person singular masculine pronoun indicating a grammatical object: him.
  2. (reflexive) himself.
  3. Third-person singular neuter pronoun indicating a grammatical object: it.
  4. (impersonal) Third-person singular neuter pronoun indicating a grammatical object one, you.
Descendants[edit]
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References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

him

  1. Alternative form of hem (them)

Mizo[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

him

  1. safe
  2. unscathed

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

him

  1. (dialectal) alternative form of heim

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

him

  1. dative of : him
  2. dative of hit: it
  3. dative of hīe: them

Descendants[edit]


Old Frisian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

him

  1. dative of ; him

Inflection[edit]


Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

him

  1. oblique of hie; him

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “him”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN

Sursurunga[edit]

Verb[edit]

him

  1. to work

Further reading[edit]

  • Sursurunga Organised Phonology Data (2011)

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian him, from Proto-Germanic *himmai.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

him

  1. object of hy

Yola[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

him

  1. Alternative form of ham
    • 1867, “SONG”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, number 3:
      Shoo zent him o' die.
      She sent him one day.

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), 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, page 108