him etymology

English word him comes from Old English (ca. 450-1100) he (He (masculine nominative singular).), Proto-Germanic *himmai

Detailed word origin of him

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
he Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) He (masculine nominative singular).
*himmai Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
him Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Dative plural of hē, hit or hēo: (to) them. Dative singular of hē or hit: (to) him, it.
him English (eng) (informal) A male person. (now, rare) Used reflexively: (to) himself. [from 9th c.]. A masculine pronoun; he as a grammatical object.. Following a preposition. [from 9th c.]. With accusative effect or as a direct object. [from 12th c.]. With dative effect or as an indirect object. [from 9th c.]. With nominative effect: he, especially as a predicate after be, or following a preposition. [from [...]