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English

Etymology 1

Variant of hollo, which was a variant of holla from Middle French hola (equivalent to ho ahoy + la there). See also: holler.

Etymology 2

From the Hungarian "hallom", which means "I do hear you". When the first long-distance telephone connection was tested by Tivadar Puskás and Edison on April 2, 1878, Puskás repeatedly and vehemently used the word "hallom" to respond. It became an "insider phrase" for telephone exchange testers, and later used in the USA to respond to telephone calls, from where it started to spread (and ultimately it have reached Hungary again, where it is used as well).

Interjection

hallo

  1. A variant of hello
  2. A cry of surprise.

Noun

Singular
hallo

Plural
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hallo ({{{1}}})
  1. The cry "hallo!"
  2. A shout of exultation.

Verb

Infinitive
to hallo

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to hallo (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To shout, or to call with a loud voice.
  2. (transitive) To chase while shouting "hallo!"
  3. (transitive) To cry "hallo" (to someone).
  4. (transitive) To shout (something).

See also


Dutch

Pronunciation

Interjection

hallo

  1. hello (a general greeting used when meeting somebody)

Estonian

Interjection

hallo

  1. hello (a greeting usually used to answer the telephone)

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈhaloː/, /haˈloː/

Interjection

hallo

  1. hello (a general greeting used when meeting somebody)

Interlingua

Interjection

hallo

  1. hello (a greeting usually used to answer the telephone or when meeting somebody)

Norwegian

Interjection

hallo

  1. hello (greeting)


This Norwegian entry was created from the translations listed at hello. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see hallo in the Norwegian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008

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