\ \ [OE] Him was originally the dative case of Old English he’, which in the late Old English period gradually started to take over from the original accusative hine as the general object form (the ’un or ’n still occasionally found in southern English dialects for ‘him’ may represent the last vestiges of this). The dative ending -m is also found in, for example, German ihm (dative of erhe’) and Dutch hem.
\ \ Cf.HE

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