Dictionary adverb *ko-, *hi-, hin


"to there"
(It's basically a super generic destination and German tends to want to have its verbs have a direction. So if they don't have any, "hin" takes that role.)
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Opposite (closest): her


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The meaning of "hin"

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This root was essentially a pointer to a presence that was not yourself.

this, that here

It could be a person or thing, but also a place or a time.
Here’s an overview over the relatives

  • he, him, his
  • her
  • it (used to be “hit”)
  • here
  • hither
  • cis-
  • et cetera

German and English sources “spell” the root very differently, but I think they’re talking about the same thing.

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