His(hz), 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 treeShak.
Unfix his earth-bound root?
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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