A masculine pronoun; he as a grammatical object.
With dative effect or as an indirect object. from 9th c.
Following a preposition. from 9th c.
Used reflexively: (to) himself. from 9th c.
With nominative effect: he, especially as a predicate after be, or following a preposition. from 15th c.
A male person.
“I think this bird is a him, but it may be a her.”
Belonging to him. from 8th c.
Belonging to a person of unspecified gender.
Its; belonging to it. (Now only when implying personification.) 11th-17th c.
Used as a genitive marker in place of ’s after a noun, especially a masculine noun ending in -s, to express the possessive case. from 11th c.
“Ahab his mark for Ahab’s mark.”
“Sejanus his Fall”
That which belongs to him; the possessive case of he, used without a following noun.
“The decision was his to live with.”
alternative spelling of His