pron. (fem. 3 sg. nom.)
WA (Dublin) sho
'she' (Modern English she)
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
(1) sjá ‘this’
(ONP (1) sjá (1) (pron. dem.))
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
(1) hīo 'she'; (3) sīo (demonstrative pron.) ‘that’
Phonological and morphological markers
Forms of the pron.with spellings implying initial /ʃ/ first occur in the 12c.(earliest in ChronE s.a. 1140; see SPS); they are characteristically N and E early on, but by the 14c. variants of the she-type are widespread (though note the early exception cited by MED from c1175(OE) Bod.Nativ.Virg.(Bod 343) at 117/14). See further LALME dot maps 10–20.
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
Gaw 969, 1259, 1550 etc.; Pe 758; WA 241, 257, 268 etc.