Pes vs Hes - What's the difference?

pes | hes |


As a noun pes

is weight.

As a determiner hes is

(his) when pronounced as he's ; belonging to him.

As a pronoun hes is

when pronounced as he's ; that that belongs to him.

As a contraction hes is

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pes

English

Noun

(pedes)
  • the foot of a human
  • the hoof of a quadruped
  • clubfoot or talipes
  • Anagrams

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    hes

    English

    Etymology 1

    Alternative spelling of his.

    Alternative forms

    * he's * his

    Determiner

  • (his) when pronounced as he's ; belonging to him.
  • Pronoun

  • when pronounced as he's ; that that belongs to him.
  • Usage notes

    Used in some dialects to represent the (often only occasional) pronunciation of his'' as ''he's'' as both a determiner and a pronoun. Although ''his'' is almost always used, regardless of pronunciation, hes and ''he's are sometimes used.

    Etymology 2

    From he's via a reduction of the apostrophe which is, in turn, a contraction of he is and he has.

    Contraction

    (en-cont)
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