Honorific alternative letter-case form of him, sometimes used when referring to God or another important figure who is understood from context.





him personal pronoun, objective case

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.]

With accusative effect or as a direct object. [from 12th c.]

(now, rare) Used reflexively: (to) himself. [from 9th c.]

With nominative effect: he, especially as a predicate after be, or following a preposition. [from 15th c.]

Alternative letter-case form of Him


him (plural hims)

(informal) A male person.

• Hélène Cixous


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Source: Wiktionary

Him, pron.

Definition: Them. See Hem. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Him, pron. Etym: [AS. him, dat. of he. sq. root183. See He.]

Definition: The objective case of he. See He. Him that is weak in the faith receive. Rom. xiv. 1. Friends who have given him the most sympathy. Thackeray.

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. I never saw but Humphrey, duke of Gloster, Did bear him like a noble gentleman. Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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