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SHU, pers. pron. Also su, sju. The third pers. pron. feminine, she (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., 1914 Angus Gl., su, Sh. 1970). Cf. Scho. [ʃu] Ork. 1912  Old-Lore Misc. V. ii. 67:
Geordie wad say tae her, . . . bit shu wad say tae him.
Sh. 1918  T. Manson Peat Comm. 185:
Ye'll hae her droondid. Shu's half gone already.
Sh. 1949  P. Jamieson Letters 36:
He said wis sju bin in da byre i da mornin — in sju sed na.

[O.N., Icel., Faer. , fem. dem. and pers. pron., that, she. Cf. the parallel development of she from O.E. sēo, sīe.]

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