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Meaning of HIS

Pronunciation:  hiz

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\His\, pron. [AS. his of him, his, gen. masc. & neut. of h?,
neut. hit. See {He}.]
1. Belonging or pertaining to him; -- used as a pronominal
   adjective or adjective pronoun; as, tell John his papers
   are ready; formerly used also for its, but this use is now
   obsolete.

         No comfortable star did lend his light. --Shak.

         Who can impress the forest, bid the tree Unfix his
         earth-bound root?                     --Shak.

Note: Also formerly used in connection with a noun simply as
      a sign of the possessive. ``The king his son.'' --Shak.
      ``By young Telemachus his blooming years.'' --Pope.
      This his is probably a corruption of the old possessive
      ending -is or -es, which, being written as a separate
      word, was at length confounded with the pronoun his.

2. The possessive of he; as, the book is his. ``The sea is
   his, and he made it.'' --Ps. xcv. 5.

 

 

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