his etymology

English word his comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, Proto-Indo-European *ki-, and later Proto-Germanic *hiz (This.)

Detailed word origin of his

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ki- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) This.
his Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
his Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
his English (eng) (archaic) 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.]. (dated) Belonging to a person of unspecified gender.. (obsolete) Its; belonging to it. (Now only when implying personification.) [11th-17th c.]. Belonging to him. [from 8th c.] That which belongs to him; the possessive case of he, used [...]

Words with the same origin as his

Descendants of *ḱe-
a ai haircut hairy he hello her here hereby him hire hit hits ho hoo hyah id it oui she shoe who whoa whoever
Descendants of *ki-
about and because become before begin beginning believe between but by bye for hold holy whole