him


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

He \He\ (h[=e]), pron. [nom. He; poss. His (h[i^]z); obj.
   Him (h[i^]m); pl. nom. They ([th][=a]); poss. Their or
   Theirs ([th][^a]rz or [th][=a]rz); obj. Them
   ([th][e^]m).] [AS. h[=e], masc., he['o], fem., hit, neut.;
   pl. h[imac], or hie, hig; akin to OFries. hi, D. hij, OS. he,
   hi, G. heute to-day, Goth. himma, dat. masc., this, hina,
   accus. masc., and hita, accus. neut., and prob. to L. his
   this. [root]183. Cf. It.]
   1. The man or male being (or object personified to which the
      masculine gender is assigned), previously designated; a
      pronoun of the masculine gender, usually referring to a
      specified subject already indicated.
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            Thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall
            rule over thee.                       --Gen. iii.
                                                  16.
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            Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou
            serve.                                --Deut. x. 20.
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   2. Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and
      usually followed by a relative pronoun.
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            He that walketh with wise men shall be wise. --Prov.
                                                  xiii. 20.
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   3. Man; a male; any male person; -- in this sense used
      substantively. --Chaucer.
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            I stand to answer thee,
            Or any he, the proudest of thy sort.  --Shak.
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   Note: When a collective noun or a class is referred to, he is
         of common gender. In early English, he referred to a
         feminine or neuter noun, or to one in the plural, as
         well as to noun in the masculine singular. In
         composition, he denotes a male animal; as, a he-goat.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Him \Him\ (h[i^]m), pron.
   Them. See Hem. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Him \Him\, pron. [AS. him, dat. of h[=e]. [root]183. See He.]
   The objective case of he. See He.
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         Him that is weak in the faith receive.   --Rom. xiv. 1.
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         Friends who have given him the most sympathy.
                                                  --Thackeray.
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   Note: In old English his and him were respectively the
         genitive and dative forms of it as well as of he. This
         use is now obsolete. Poetically, him is sometimes used
         with the reflexive sense of himself.
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               I never saw but Humphrey, duke of Gloster,
               Did bear him like a noble gentleman. --Shak.
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